DES MOINES - Chances are, if you are asked to describe an average LGBT American, certain attributes will come to mind. The stereotype is that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community are urban dwellers who are well-educated and ... »
One of the biggest hurdles facing immigrants and refugees is integration into existing communities. And while there are innovative ideas about how to ease the transition, existing funding streams are rarely flexible enough to put them into practice.... »
Iowa Democrats have their eyes on the Corridor, and are betting on the rise of the #x201c;Fab Five.#x201d;
With a majority of races up and down the ballot mostly set, Democrats gathered in Marion Thursday night to preview the 2016 coordinated camp ... »
Less than 100 years ago, those who fought for women's equality were derided as inferior, lazy, oversexed, masculine, childlike and unworthy of consideration.
Even now, when a female combat veteran is the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress, ... »
PHILADELPHIA - Green Party presumptive presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein is no Ralph Nadar, but Iowans Holly Hart and Wendy Barth also understand this isn't a typical election year.
The two are long-time Green Party members and activists who wi ... »
PHILADELPHIA - Just when I had written off the idea of finding Iowans volunteering with one of the advocacy groups in town for the Democratic National Convention, a group of wagon-pulling nuns rolled up and offered a cup of lemonade.
Needing to m ... »
PHILADELPHIA - Maybe it can all be chalked up to a lack of foresight by Democratic National Convention organizers.
On Wednesday, the morning after Hillary Clinton became the first woman ever nominated for the presidency by a major political party ... »
PHILADELPHIA - A text message I received from Iowa this morning is similar to dozens of others: #x201c;Is it really as bad as it looks on TV?#x201d; The answer depends on where you look.
With a few notable exceptions, most television cameras are ... »