Path to Polarization: A Nation in Turmoil, and Trouble

American democracy is in trouble, and things aren’t likely to get better anytime soon, a range of academic and professional experts lament. All the while the 24-hour cable news media enables fringe elements that drive gridlock, they add.

Newt Gingrich

Fox News Debate Fires Up Candidates

IowaWatch’s coverage of the Fox News debate in Ames. Republican presidential hopefuls like Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and John Huntsman Jr. threw off the gloves during the debate, attacking both President Obama and each other as the race for the nomination beings to heat up.