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Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 17, 2017

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week.

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Apr 12, 2017

Iron Cages performing at The Pinch. -- photo by Farrah Skeiky Antifa glitter bombs Richard Spencer in D.C., nearby Damaged City maintains the punk rock tradition of resistance By James...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 2017

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. A...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Mar 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner take a step back to try to figure out just what the hell Steve Bannon means by the “deconstruction of...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 13, 2017

A sign near the location of the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017 -- photo by Eleanore TaftReady to take action to build the community, state and nation...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 9, 2017

Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, joins the Democracy in Crisis podcast to discuss her latest piece called “Department of Justification,” which discussed the long-shared vision...

Posted by Letters | Mar 5, 2017

Ed. Note: Joe Flynn, the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, wrote this letter in response to a Democracy in Crisis story "Flynn’s transformation from ‘Water Brother’ to...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 3, 2017

Private prisons in the Trump era and getting (legally) stoned to cover the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), those are the topics on deck for the latest Democracy in...

Posted by Adam Burke | Apr 6, 2016

Photo of Sen. Grassley by IowaPolitics.com Sen. Chuck Grassley took the Senate floor to call out Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday. “The chief justice is part of...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jan 14, 2016

Clinton at a town hall meeting in Iowa City on Dec. 16, 2015. -- photo by Adam Burke Hillary Clinton will visit Iowa City again next week, this time speaking...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Jan 14, 2016

Clarabelle meets presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. -- photo courtesy of Hannah Cross and Max Rubin Every election cycle has its heroes: those characters who emerge from our nation's folds to...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jan 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton listens to a question during a town hall forum in Iowa City's Old Brick Church on Dec. 16, 2015. -- photo by Adam Burke Hillary Clinton said on...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Dec 18, 2015

Forty-five thousand individual participants and 150 countries gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, earlier this month in Paris. Among them was UI alum Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, a...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jul 7, 2015

Surrounded by fans and supporters, Hillary Clinton got up close and personal at the Iowa City Public Library on Tuesday, July 7...

Branstad speaks in Washington D.C.
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jul 25, 2014

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks at the U. S. Capitol on Mar. 25, 2014. -- photo via the USDA When Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill on May 30 allowing...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jul 23, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks at CPAC 2012. -- photo by Mark Taylor Officials announced Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), a potential Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential...