Interview: ‘Give Us the Ballot’ author Ari Berman reads Saturday at Prairie Lights

Photo by Yoichi Okamoto (from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum) Voting, that most basic of democratic rights, is often taken for granted by Americans. And few are more aware of this dilemma than than Ari Berman, whose new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, examines the […]

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Celebrating Downtown

(With regard to: Press Citizen: Panhandling law passes first vote) Every weekend, heck, every day and every night, people get their friends together and head downtown. Why? Because downtown Iowa City is a legendary place that they’ve been hearing about for years. Their parents talked about it when they were babies. Their friends have looked […]

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