You’ve got to hand it to people along America’s Gulf Coast who support their families as commercial shrimpers and fishermen. They certainly are patient. For the past 25 years, the challenges they face in finding an adequate supply of shrimp and fish have grown larger and more expensive. And Iowans are a key factor in this problem. Randy Evans
Randy Evans is the executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.
Iowa Democratic Party leaders are trying to fix problems party members saw in the 2016 presidential precinct caucuses, which had their fair share of overloaded rooms, missed opportunities for some registered Democrats to participate fully and coin flips to determine county convention delegate commitments.
One of the more dramatic suggestions for the Iowa Democratic Party’s next presidential precinct caucuses is letting people who cannot attend still register their preference for president. Whether that becomes the game plan for the 2020 caucuses is to be determined.
ByJulia Davis, Leziga Barikor, Susan Haack and Stephen J. Berry |
If the law of supply and demand applied to the marketplace of ideas like it does to economics, political opinions wouldn’t be worth a plug nickel.They are everywhere, more so than ever since the election of Donald J. Trump to the U.S. presidency and especially on Iowa’s college campuses.
Simply defining populism is a chore. But evaluating whether or not populism is good or bad is a whole other task. IowaWatch was part of an “Ethical Perspectives on the News” program exploring those ideas.
owa voters have spoken, and loudly. Beyond the high-profile presidential election, though, they shifted the balance of power inside the state, too. What will the change in control of the Iowa Senate mean for public policy in Iowa?
“Ethical Perspectives on the News,” a public affairs program produced by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County for KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, tackled the impact of political advertising in its Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, show. IowaWatch participated.