Iowa State’s Addiction to Football Will End in Tragedy — But They Already Knew...

Green hills for thy throne, And for crown a golden melody Ringing in the hearts of all Who bring thee love and loyalty; Dear Alma Mater, Make our spirits...

Confederate Monuments in Iowa: Their Monsters and the Movements they Require

The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters. — Antonio Gramsci Iowa is one of the whitest...

The Unity Driving Iowa City’s Black Lives Matter Protests Is Undeniable

Nearly everyone in the Iowa City area knows something about the recent nighttime protests. The movement is visible, loud, and permeating local mainstream media....

Mike Bloomberg, Sham Climate Warrior

The following commentary was submitted in December 2018 for our fourth print edition by leaders of the Central Iowa chapter of the Democratic Socialists...

Who Killed Marshal Johnson?

The recent surge of media attention over encampments of the unhoused in Des Moines ebbed as quickly as it flowed in. It was contained...

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...