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...

To My Republican Legislators and Friends

Burton Hable is an assistant director of bands and director of jazz studies at Ankeny Centennial High School concerned about the proposal from GOP...

The Dystopian Fever Dream of President Trump Becomes a Reality

Last night, America’s worst impulses, embodied by a bigoted, bloviating reality TV star who stoked racial and anti-immigrant paranoia, won the endorsements of scores...
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Condemnation of “Lawless” Bakken Pipeline Resistance Fails to Grasp the Nature of Political Protest

A coalition established by the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and comprised of pro-pipeline industry groups in Iowa, Illinois, and the Dakotas,...