Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg hangs on to narrow lead as caucus count continues

BY: - February 5, 2020

Pete Buttigieg clung to his narrow lead in Iowa’s 2020 Democratic presidential caucuses late Wednesday, with 92% of the precincts counted. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, claimed 26.5% of state delegates equivalents, placing him just ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont who garnered 25.6%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren remained in third place […]

Buttigieg clings to his lead with 75% of caucus results now in

BY: - February 5, 2020

With 75% of the Iowa Democratic caucus votes now reported, former mayor Pete Buttigieg is clinging to a narrow lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for delegates. The newly updated results were announced at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and showed Buttigieg retaining 26.9% in the competition for the state’s 41 state delegates. Sanders, who […]

Iowans caucused around the country — from DC to Arizona — for the first time ever. Here’s what they said.

BY: - February 3, 2020

More Iowans caucused on Monday than ever before — without setting foot in Iowa. The Iowa Caucuses are often criticized for not being inclusive enough for people who can’t attend a traditional precinct caucus because of work, mobility or family issues. The Iowa Democratic Party’s answer to that concern this year was creating 87 “satellite” […]

Waterloo satellite caucusgoers small in number, long on clout

BY: - February 3, 2020

WATERLOO, Iowa — A sparsely attended early afternoon Democratic satellite caucus at one of Iowa’s largest union halls Monday demonstrated that every vote counts — especially when there’s not that many votes to count. The satellite caucus, held at United Auto Workers Local 838, was initially anticipated by some there to draw a couple hundred […]


Lack of Iowa Poll is disappointing but not a conspiracy

BY: - February 3, 2020

I have a lapel pin that looks like a tiny newspaper front page with the headline:  “Dewey defeats Truman.” Of course, we know from history that Harry Truman won the presidency in 1948, not Thomas Dewey.  I think about that premature headline on big election days as a simple reminder:  Don’t make stupid predictions. Going […]

A tale of two rallies: Buttigieg, Biden campaign back-to-back in Des Moines

BY: - February 2, 2020

Before entering a gymnasium to see former Vice President Joe Biden speak for one of the last times in Iowa, undecided caucusgoers peeled off yellow and blue “Pete 2020” stickers from their puffy coats.  As presidential candidates tried to fit in a few more handshakes and selfies 24 hours before the start of the Iowa […]

Donald Trump points to his head, wearing a red hat, and standing in front of an American flag.

Living ethics: Human condition v. human nature

BY: - January 27, 2020

When discussing political candidates, media often use (and sometimes confuse) the terms “human condition” and “human nature.” No one bothers to define them. What, exactly, is the human condition? What is human nature? The educational platform,, defines both. The human condition concerns our positive and negative qualities whereas human nature involves our emotional responses […]

Poll: Most Iowa women age 50-plus plan to caucus

BY: - January 24, 2020

Women voters age 50-plus focused on health care

Brown and Black Forum: Young, black voters show support for Sanders

BY: - January 20, 2020

Alese Burris, a young, African-American woman, toyed with the idea of supporting former Vice President Joe Biden. After all, he was President Barack Obama’s counterpart.  But in the end, the 32-year-old woman went back to her top pick from the 2016 Iowa Caucuses: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Bernie, he’s been doing this his whole life. […]

Bernie Sanders leads Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll

BY: - January 10, 2020

In a tight race, Bernie Sanders edged out ahead of the other top Democratic presidential candidates, narrowly leading them for the highest support among likely Iowa caucusgoers, according to the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll released Friday evening. Since the 2016 Iowa caucus cycle, Sanders has maintained steady support in Iowa. Poll results show […]

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at an ethanol plant in Iowa

Pete Buttigieg on wine caves and white privilege

BY: - January 10, 2020

“I went and looked up the house I lived in as a little kid, just to see what it’s going on the market for now.  I think it’s 60,000 bucks,” Buttigieg said.