by Jason Frerichs Every time I read a Facebook post written by a fellow Democrat throwing out names like Howard Dean or Tom Vilsack as potential leaders, I feel like … Continue Reading Battle For the Soul of the Democratic Party
Dear Representative Kauffman, You and I have only met in passing once or twice, so I will not presume to know your motives in putting forth what you termed your … Continue Reading LTE: Dear Representative Kauffman…
**GRAPHIC CONTENT! READER DISCRETION ADVISED!** Additional information has been received through press release regarding the condition of Sophia Wilansky; a water protector from New York who was severely injured by … Continue Reading Update on Condition of Woman Critically Injured at Standing Rock
**GRAPHIC CONTENT! READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED** The Standing Rock Healer and Medical Council released a press release on Monday regarding the continuous and brutal assault by militarized authorities against peaceful water … Continue Reading Atrocities at Standing Rock Detailed by On Site Medics
By Sean Bagniewski and Jason Frerichs The Republican Party has won the popular vote just once in the last 28 years. Our Democratic Party witnessed significant issues throughout the Iowa … Continue Reading How do We Move Forward?
By: Joseph Fernandez I am still learning how things work. I understand and appreciate the concept that all politics are local. I also understand the idea of “down ballot” victories. … Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: “I Am Still Learning…”
By Crystal Defatte The Iowa State Central Committee held a telephonic meeting on November 17th to determine when the vote for Party leadership would take place. The meeting began at … Continue Reading Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee Votes On When to Hold IDP Leadership Vote
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”