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Emily Berch is a student at Iowa State University and an editorial intern at
January 28, 2021
Biden’s Buddy Tom Vilsack Is No Friend to Farmers
Confirming him as secretary of agriculture adds insult to the Democratic Party’s long record of malign neglect toward rural Americans.
August 24, 2020
Iowa’s Derecho Signals It’s Time to Ban Utility Monopolies
Iowa’s recent derecho has highlighted the danger of utility monopolies: Residents are at the mercy of one corporation’s capacity to respond to disaster.
August 18, 2020
Posadism: The Rise and Fall of Apocalypse Communism
A.M. Gittlitz, the author of a new book on J. Posadas, explains the socialist alien memes.
May 7, 2020
Iowa’s Republican Governor Sacrifices Citizens to Trump
The state has some of fastest-growing Covid-19 outbreaks in the country. That hasn’t stopped Governor Kim Reynolds from rushing to reopen.
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February 12, 2020
What We Can Learn From the Iran/Contra Scandal
Leon Neyfakh, the host of the podcast
that you can’t separate the policies from the people.
February 4, 2020
Satellite Locations Are Not Enough to Make the Iowa Caucuses Inclusive and Fair
The caucuses are better at portraying the idea of democracy than bringing people into democracy.