Wednesday Green, an Ames Resident for President

Why would anyone want to be the President of the United States? It’s a question many wonder as they watch politics. In the upcoming...

“This Is What Joe Strummer Trained You For”: Steve King, Civility, White Nationalism,...

This article was originally published on the author's blog, LiveLocalMan.com. As a music writer, I’m well aware there were some limitations in my coverage. I...

Iowa Has a Racism Problem That It Needs to Confront

By now, exasperated Iowans are all too familiar with the common coastal perception of our state as a dull-witted, racist backwater, thanks primarily these...

A Call to Cultivators

The reaction from the National Corn Growers Association to a recent Bud Light ad depicting the inclusion of corn syrup as a negative recipe...

Why Does the Des Moines Register Publish Joel Kurtinitis’ Dishonest Musings on Racism?

Last week, the Des Moines Register joined the Sioux City Journal, Ames Tribune, Fort Dodge Messenger, and prominent GOP lawmakers including Liz Cheney and...

Dakota Access Pipeline Lion Underestimates Iowa Lambs

For those who feel Big Oil always gets its way, think again. In a battle of Lamb vs. Lion (read on and you’ll see...

Counting Down to the Election, a Daily Quote Highlighting Steve King’s Extreme Views

For most of his years as an Iowa congressman, Steve King was not someone to whom I paid much attention. That changed a few...

Book Review: The Fall of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin looms large in today’s political discourse. For Donald Trump, Wisconsin holds double importance: It was both a key turning point in...

Robert Ray and the Lost Soul of the Iowa Republican Party

In 1975, an ethnic minority group in Southeast Asia called the Tai Dam made an urgent appeal for asylum to governors in 30 states....
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Register Columnist: Lawmaker Who Yelled N-Word on TV Wasn’t Being Racist

“Why is the n-word the only remaining curse word?” Joel Kurtinitis, a former staffer on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign and a Des Moines...