An Evening at the Holiday Inn Ballroom

John Guandolo is a former FBI agent who resigned in disgrace over a series of ethical violations including an affair with a confidential source...

Downtown Des Moines Has a Discrimination Problem

I live in one of those fancy apartments that they’re having trouble filling up downtown. A couple months ago, many of my neighbors began...

Iowa’s No. 1 State Ranking Is a Cruel Joke

On Tuesday, the day before Iowa Senate Republicans passed a massively unaffordable, billion-dollar tax cut and another bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions...

School Deform in Iowa: A Historic and Present Danger

Dear Governor Branstad, I think it would be good if Iowa had school vouchers. It doesn’t seem fair that if I want to go to...

Is Party Unity Even Possible Between Progressives and Corporate Democrats? Just Ask Iowa

The modern-day progressive movement that is currently so active seems to have both adopted a new shape and then taken off quickly in 2003...

Chickens in the Yard

A few weeks ago, a group I founded was scheduled to go before the Boone City Council to ask for an ordinance allowing people...

Challenging Boone’s Established Pecking Order

Years ago I moved to Boone (I’ve lived between Ames and Boone all my life) and one of the best things about the town...

The Most Important Legislation of My Lifetime

Editor's note: Scott Galindez was a progressive journalist who came to Iowa to cover Bernie Sanders' presidential bid. Battling kidney problems for some time,...

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Compares Kim Reynolds to MLK Jr., JFK

A fawning column published last Tuesday in the Des Moines Register by the director of a national criminal justice reform group active in the...