video

Steve King Refuses to Debate Scholten, Saying “There’s Not a Clear Division on Issues”

Last Friday, Steve King's Democratic challenger J.D. Scholten released a video on YouTube calling on the congressman to debate him. Holding a basketball, Scholten...

Iowa College Campuses Respond To Bias- And Hate-Related Incidences

As soon as students get off Highway 30 and arrive at Iowa State University, in Ames, they are greeted with bright yellow banners saying,...

White Supremacy Shows Up In Iowa

The most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation data for 2016, issued in late 2017, showed 12 Iowa law enforcement agencies reporting 17 hate crimes...

Another Look at Steve King’s Interest in Austria’s Far Right

Iowa Republicans were eager to cynically exploit the death of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts once news broke that her admitted killer...

The Other Iowans on the NRA’s Board of Directors

A sidebar to the cover story in our latest print edition about Grinnell gun CEO and former NRA Pete Brownell's connection to the FBI's...

What Does Pete Brownell Know About Russia’s Ties to the NRA and Donald...

On May 7, the National Rifle Association announced that Pete Brownell, CEO of the Iowa firearms accessories giant Brownells Inc., was stepping down as...

Book Review: The Fall of Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin looms large in today’s political discourse. For Donald Trump, Wisconsin holds double importance: It was both a key turning point in...

Meet Jesse Dougherty, the Scott Walker Alum Running Communications for the Iowa GOP

Assuming full control of the Statehouse after the 2016 election, Iowa Republicans aggressively set in motion plans to echo the experiments in conservative takeovers...

Days After Exploiting Young Iowan’s Death, Ernst Asks for Privacy During Her Divorce

On Monday, Joni Ernst's office released a statement revealing that the senator was going through a divorce and asking for "privacy during this difficult...

The Time Leonard Boswell, Facing Primary Challenge, Supported Cheney Impeachment

Leonard Boswell, an Iowa Democrat who served in Congress from 1997 to 2013 and the state Senate before that, died Friday of a rare...