LGBTQ+ Mayor of a Midwestern City visits DU…No, not that one
Most headlines that center around queer mayors of Midwestern cities nowadays tend to be about Pete Buttigieg, a rising candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. That was not the case last week at Drake University. On Friday, December 6, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ditched the third-largest city in the US to hold an event […]
Money Talks But So Do Polling Results
Since 1976, Iowa has played a pivotal role in the earliest stages of the presidential election. Most candidates take advantage of every second that they can to spend time in Iowa trying to get a foothold in the first-in-the-nation state and receive a ticket out of the caucuses. However, not every candidate lasts until the […]
Thoughts on Kamala Harris: Follow-up interview
A little over a month ago, I interviewed Darby Holroyd about her thoughts on Kamala Harris’s campaign and its strategy. She had worked on the Harris campaign this past summer and continued to volunteer for the campaign during the fall semester. Shortly before I last talked to her, an article came out claiming that Harris’s […]
When Will The Presidential Candidates Drop Out?
In the span of a couple of days, three Democratic candidates for president have dropped out, including Governor Steve Bullock, former Representative Joe Sestak, and Senator Kamala Harris. None of their departures came as a huge surprise due to their persistent low polling in the single digits. But, Sen. Harris’ dropout was more notable because […]
Who will get the three tickets out of Iowa?
As February grows closer, the presidential race is getting tighter. As shown in a New York Times chart, thirteen candidates have dropped out so far, and only fifteen candidates remain. This past week, three candidates dropped out of the race: Joe Sestak, Steve Bullock, and Kamala Harris. In the next two months before the Iowa […]
Dropping Like Flies
As the caucuses draw closer, many long-shot candidates have begun to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president. Over the past three days alone, we have seen three Democratic presidential candidates drop from the race. Former Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, Governor of Montana Steve Bullock, and California Senator Kamala Harris have […]
Really? Another Politics Podcast?
The twenty-first-century political junkie has a new home, and that home is on streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify. Podcasts have rapidly taken over how many people get their latest news and their favorite entertainment alike. In 2018, 6 million more Americans listened to podcasts weekly than in 2017. It’s a novel industry that […]
Swag, Swag, and more SWAG
It is not a secret to my friends, classmates, teachers, Drake administration, or the Drake student body in general that I am a Republican. The data resulting from research on partisanship in America might naturally make you believe that being this openly partisan has resulted in me suffocating under the swarm of Democratic presidential candidates […]
Photographing Iowa: A look back at the first six months of caucus campaigns
Cory Booker autographs a campaign sign in the basement of the Des Moines Social Club after a Q&A with voters. Feb 2019, Des Moines, IA. Pete Buttigieg addresses crowds at Franklin Jr. High during his earliest visit to Iowa in the spring. April 2019, Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA. Cory Booker appears on IPTV’s “Conversations with […]
I Took My Family to a Kamala Harris House Party. Here’s What Happened
JOHNSTON, Iowa – When I decided to go to Drake University, I didn’t know what a caucus was, and neither did my family. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, a blue spot in a bright red state that politicians outside the state typically ignore both in primaries and general elections. Now, with just one […]