Not Our Circus
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Democrats spent their Saturday afternoon eating steak and dividing themselves among seventeen Democratic presidential candidates. Later in the day, seven miles away at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Republicans were quietly meeting, hoping to give off an appearance of organization and unity. Walking into the third annual Harvest Fest, a fundraiser […]
A Tale of Two Yangs
DES MOINES, Iowa — On Saturday, September 19, Democratic candidate Andrew Yang made the rounds in Des Moines, balancing big crowds at the Steak Fry with smaller, more intimate ones at an appearance at a healthcare forum chaired by leftist news organization NowThis News. Both settings served as token examples for how Yang, and Democratic […]
Jugglers and Dinosaurs and Penguins, Oh My! The Steak Fry Was More Than What Meets the Eye
DES MOINES, Iowa — A scene in the movie The Wizard of Oz involves the main protagonists agonizing over the terrors they may face when walking along the yellow brick road, fearing for the “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” To their shock, they come across a lion who does not seem to act […]
How Many Californians Is One Iowan Worth?
DES MOINES, Iowa — On Sunday, September 22, the Youth Voice Forum, the first ever student-moderated town hall in Iowa, was held at Roosevelt High School in conjunction with the Des Moines public school district and The Des Moines Register. There were six presidential candidates in attendance: Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bennet, Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, […]