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,...

How to Make an Extremist

I am outside scrubbing the concrete of the bear enclosure. There is a patch of dark staining the gray expanse, and Bhagavan Antle, the...

Why the DNC Chair Race Matters

By almost all accounts, both Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are strong progressives with a commitment to organizing. Sure, Ellison defended Louis Farrakhan back...