Yangapalooza, Iowa Nice, and Name-Drops
Last weekend, you could not walk around Des Moines without finding yourself in the middle of some political event. The Liberty and Justice Celebration took place in the Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night and was preceded by rallies held by the candidates around downtown Des Moines. I decided to go walk around a few […]
An Established View on the LJ Celebration
Last Friday, the Liberty & Justice (LJ) Celebration, formerly known as the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, took place at the Wells Fargo Event Center in Downtown Des Moines. This event is essential for building morale within the Democratic base, introducing candidates to voters before the caucus, and providing candidates with a large audience of potential volunteers. This […]
Small Towns, Washing Machines, and Corporate Greed: A Bernie Sanders Press Conference
NEWTON, Iowa – Mature trees frame quiet streets with ranch-style homes as I drive through the middle of the county seat of Jasper County, about forty-five minutes from the center of Des Moines. Newton was once a thriving center of arts and prosperity, its riches sourced from the lucrative washing machine industry. Maytag Corporation had […]
What’s next for Kamala Harris?
A recent Politico article claimed that the Kamala Harris campaign has been cutting much of its staff around the country including New Hampshire, Nevada, and California. The campaign has also been relocating much of its staff to Iowa in an attempt to save her campaign from its lacking funds, which are limiting her ability to […]