Play That Funky Music
Walk-up music. It’s one of those things at a political event that goes unnoticed if chosen well, but can be disastrous if it’s a poor choice. As I’ve been attending political events, I’ve been playing a little game where I try to figure out what the candidate’s walk-on music would be before they actually come […]
Raygun: The Liberal Pizza Ranch?
Walk into the iconic East Village T-shirt store, Raygun, and you’ll find several satirical shirts commenting on topics such as the Starbucks red cup controversy, Sharia law, to Iowa sports. Mike Draper founded Raygun in 2005. Draper, originally from Van Meter, attended the University of Pennsylvania with a major in history. By getting a start […]
The Celebrity Appearence
To many Democratic activists, this was clearly a big weekend. The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, largely seen as the most significant event in Iowa Democratic politics, save the caucuses themselves, drew thousands of party donors and activists to see the three main speakers: Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. Well, at least that was the plan. […]