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...

In Iowa, US, Unions Are at a Crossroads

“What do we do when we’re under attack? Stand up, fight back!” It was a chant that echoed throughout the Iowa State Capitol back in...

Dan DeGeest’s Council Review, June 16, 2017: Old Middle School Housing Proposal

Annotating the Council Preview in highlighted text Hi Friends, I love Ames in the summer. The town seem a little sleepier, things move a little slower,...