Kavanaugh and the Victim-Blaming Narratives of Iowa Conservative Commentators

Whatever its ultimate outcome, one striking thing that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has already magnified, in light of the sexual assault allegations he...
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Register Columnist: Lawmaker Who Yelled N-Word on TV Wasn’t Being Racist

“Why is the n-word the only remaining curse word?” Joel Kurtinitis, a former staffer on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign and a Des Moines...

Local Police Joke About 420 As They Continue to Arrest People for a Habit...

For 420 yesterday, Ames and Iowa State University police joined in on what’s become an annual tradition for departments around the country: taking to...

Paul Pate Plays the Press on Voter ID Push

Nearly two weeks after Secretary of State Paul Pate announced his proposal on Jan. 5 to finally bring voter ID to Iowa with a...

KCCI’s Racist Response to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

KCCI isn’t exactly a paragon of journalism ethics, but the central Iowa TV news station took things a step further than usual last weekend...

Cityview’s Switch to a Monthly a Sign of the Alt-Weekly’s Sad Decline

Shane Goodman, owner and publisher of Des Moines alternative weekly Cityview, announced last Wednesday that his newspaper would no longer run each week and...

Sheldon Adelson, the Ames Tribune, and the Plight of the Newspaper Industry

Last December, the media world was abuzz with speculation about who was behind the mysterious News + Media Capital Group LLC after an announcement...