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Posted by Baynard Woods | Nov 14, 2017

The J20 caseis the first mass trial, beginning this week. Most of the defendants were arrested on Inauguration Day, after a protest (which the government has called a riot) resulted...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Nov 8, 2017

What a year it has been since the dark night when the Democrats lost to Trump. And now, still lacking a serious vision, the Democrats will use the promise of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Oct 17, 2017

In the same way that Breitbart launders the extremist views of the Daily Stormer, the Trump administration is acting as a bridge to legitimize Nazi and Confederacy sympathizers.

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 28, 2017

In this week’s episode, Brandon Soderberg talks with poet and activist Tariq Touré about his poem "For the Love of the Game."

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Sep 21, 2017

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner’s rental properties, Ben Carson’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the machinations of Mitch...

Posted by Ari Ariel | Jun 20, 2017

Food and identity are inextricably linked. This is both cliché and absolutely true. It is not surprising then that people get angry when others appropriate the foods that they identify...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 30, 2017

Meditation practices distinguish attention and awareness. One simple way to distinguish them is to understand attention as a mental or conceptual activity -- one’s thoughts -- and awareness as what...

A voter ID law and other election-related bills put forward by Republican lawmakers pose a major threat to Iowans’ voting rights. Voter ID requirements, restrictions on identification documents, eliminating same-day...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 30, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Today, perhaps as early as 1 p.m., the Iowa House...

Bakken Pipeline, Zak Neumann
Posted by Letters | Oct 6, 2016

Protestors move to allow workers access to the worksite on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann By David Goodner Construction of the Dakota Access Bakken oil pipeline...

Ped Mall
Posted by Little Village | Sep 20, 2016

Photo by Alan Light By Misty Rebik and Ravi Patel As a business leader and a non-profit leader, we have different areas of expertise and focus, but we both look...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Jul 21, 2016

Steve King US Congressman Steve King -- the man who likened immigrants to puppies in a litter, the man who defended dogfighting and other forms of animal cruelty with an...

Posted by Little Village | Jul 6, 2016

Photo by Dawn Huczek I sometimes wonder if the United States of America is a failed experiment. I can say that, because I have lived in two countries besides this...

Posted by Letters | Jul 1, 2016

This Friday we recognize the 45th anniversary of the 26th amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years old, giving a voice to thousands of young people....