Why We Love Donald Trump's Face
September 15, 2015

Donald Trump likes to say that he’s “very good looking,” but this is not quite true. 

Republicans’ Flip-Flop on Wind Energy Could Hurt Them in 2016
July 20, 2015

Republicans were actually among wind energy’s early proponents. Not anymore.

Let's Put Bernie Sanders's "Momentum" in Perspective
June 01, 2015

Pity the politicial reporter who has to find news on Hillary's campaign trail.

Joni Ernst Is One of 2014's Most Extreme Candidates—But You Wouldn't Know It From Iowa's Press Coverage
November 04, 2014

She told an NRA convention that she would be willing to take up her Smith & Wesson against the government.

It Won't Be Obama's Fault When the Democrats Lose the Senate
October 30, 2014

The Democratic candidates are outperforming Obama, in fact.

Watch Rand Paul Run for His Life Before Steve King Insults an Immigrant in Iowa
August 05, 2014

This won't be the last time that a GOP presidential aspirant ditches the Iowa congressman.

Poison Pen
June 05, 2013

Iowa's budget gives the governor extraordinary power over abortion reimbursements.

The Republican Civil War Starts in Iowa
February 11, 2013

Did Karl Rove fire the first shot in a new Republican civil war? 

Silicon Valley’s Profit-Killing Provincialism
December 06, 2012

Looking for funding for your Ohio-based tech startup? You may be out of luck: venture capital won’t venture out of Silicon Valley.

The Internal Polls That Made Mitt Romney Think He'd Win
November 30, 2012

The Republican candidate really did think he was on track to become president. These poll numbers explain why.