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Iowa, please make it easier for college students to vote

As Vote Everywhere Ambassadors with The Andrew Goodman Foundation, we work regularly with students at Simpson College in Indianola to make the ballot more...

I won’t apologize for defending my abortion

Two weeks ago, I sat across a table from a legislative subcommittee of three Iowa lawmakers shaking and holding back tears as I laid...

Iowa must ban ‘conversion therapy’ that harms LGBTQ youth

As a physician, the number of youth I have seen in my profession who identify as LGBTQ has steadily increased over the past decade....

Top Democrats: New state party chairman faces difficult task

Democratic state Rep. Mark Smith had some plans for when he retired from the Iowa Legislature. He was going travel, take some bicycle trips and...

Iowa soybean farmers build their brand during trade mission to Bangladesh,...

Ask any brand about the importance of marketing, and they’ll promptly reply that understanding the needs and wants of the customer is the first...

Let’s not just mourn the caucuses. Let’s make Iowa a national...

Reentry into regular life after the Iowa caucuses can be challenging, even when it doesn’t take four days to report results. One Iowa political reporter...

The Iowa Caucuses encourage an educated, engaged citizenry that society needs

I come to praise the Iowa Caucuses, not to bury them. Oh, I’m relieved that they are over for 2020, despite the ignominious way they...

The avoidable Iowa Caucus tragedy

Sadly, it’s now called “The Iowa Caucuses debacle.” I have loved the caucuses since 1970, when I started teaching at Iowa State. It didn’t have...

The Iowa caucuses are on the brink — but we should...

Former Iowa congressman Dave Nagle has been on the front lines of trying to preserve Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses for more than four decades. “It’s not...

‘App-ocalypse’ in the Iowa caucus Did party officials forget about Murphy's Law?

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