By Crystal Defatte I went to my psychiatrist today, just a normal check in to let her know my meds are working fine. I was waiting in the lobby, minding … Continue Reading Blood on His Hands: Casualties of Branstad’s War On the Mentally Ill
By Crystal Defatte We are living in a time of turmoil since the election. Protests have sprung up in every major city and a few smaller ones too. Those protesting … Continue Reading First They Came for the Others: Why All Americans Need to Fight to Keep Trump in Check
On November 8th the Democrats lost the election to President-Elect Donald Trump. There is a lot of hand-wringing going on. People are asking the question, “How could this happen?” I … Continue Reading Why We Lost
Now that the election is over, let the finger pointing and blame-games begin. I don’t think that any one group of people or thing is to blame, it is a … Continue Reading Where Do We Go From Here?
By: Ingrid Olson Here is my take: The DNC failed the Democratic Party. I am going to piss off some of the elite but I’ve been doing that for a … Continue Reading My Take
Iowa hasn’t been this red in over three decades, and now the fallout is settling over the state. In an Election Day shocker, Republicans seized control of both houses of … Continue Reading Iowa Goes Red: The Day After
The Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus is proud to the highlight the candidacy of caucus member Dennis Mathahs. He is a populist candidate who was inspired by both Bernie Sanders … Continue Reading Dennis Mathas is the Progressive Choice
If you took a walk through the neighborhoods of West Des Moines, one would start to notice many of the yards are dotted with white signs in purple and green … Continue Reading Claire Celsi is the Progressive Choice
By Crystal Defatte Feminism is defined by Merriam-Webster as 1) the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities and as 2) organized activity in support of … Continue Reading Why the Feminist Movement Needs the Progressive Movement: Moving Beyond “White Feminism”
Kim Weaver, Democratic Nominee for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, was endorsed Thursday, October 27th, by the Des Moines Register. In their editorial, the Register drew a stark contrast between the candidates. … Continue Reading Weaver Endorsements Just Keep Coming
During this election cycle, a common catchphrase that has been thrown around is “party unity.” What does party unity actually mean? Who decides what party unity is? Is it blindly … Continue Reading What is Party Unity?
By Crystal Defatte For our continuing coverage of the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), I spoke with Jess Mazour, a community organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community … Continue Reading A Trip to Standing Rock
Just when you thought it was safe, Sarah Palin has returned to the seen in a desperate attempt to be relevant again, this time by backing her hero, Donald J. … Continue Reading Donald Trump Is Not Fit For The Presidency
by Jeff Rohrick In his July 2nd article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Rev. Mel Schlachter described ‘Iowa Nice’ as a “live-and-let-live approach; at best showing mutual respect, solving conflicts … Continue Reading The Purity Pundits of Polk County
On Saturday, October 22nd, former presidential candidate and Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, will campaign with 4th District progressive Congressional candidate, Kim Weaver, in Ames. Weaver and O’Malley will be … Continue Reading Former Presidential Candidate to Campaign with Kim Weaver
Jonathan Green argues progressives must back Sec. Clinton in the 2016 election if they want to see any progress at all.