Artist helps fuel political awakening in SW Iowa

Artist helps fuel political awakening in SW Iowa

Council Bluffs artist Cait Irwin COUNCIL BLUFFS — Southwest Iowa is home to three of Iowa’s 10 most conservative cities, according to RoadSnacks, which ranked cities by Republican voter and funding support earlier this year. This means that advocating for...
Wichtendahl champions practical solutions

Wichtendahl champions practical solutions

HIAWATHA — Aime Wichtendahl embraces her status as a role model for LGBTQ Iowans, an obligation and privilege she earned when she won a seat on the Hiawatha City Council four years ago and became the first-ever openly transgender elected official in the state....
You might be a Trump enabler if ….

You might be a Trump enabler if ….

“Trump fatigue” is a favorite topic lately. It’s joining the longtime talk about Trump’s destruction of norms, and his normalizing of dismissiveness, one-uppances, and constant contradictions. We like to talk about Trump as though he is the reason for collapse...
The anti-woman vibe of witch hunts

The anti-woman vibe of witch hunts

Cheryl Weatherford Being a practitioner of witchcraft has been a part of my life since I was a young girl. I always found comfort in the earth, singing in the rain, soaking up the sun, and  cleansing my spirit with warmth and light. Today, I continue to educate...
Say ‘No’ to Nasty

Say ‘No’ to Nasty

The angry, curse-driven phrase jumped out during Howard Schultz’s announcement he was considering a run for president. “You egotistical billionaire asshole,” shouted a man, chiding Schultz for possibly contributing to a future Trump victory. I admit, it was a little...
Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

In March, Facebook announced a new ban on white nationalist, white separatist, and white supremacist content. Latisha McDaniel Grife For many, this seemed like a long overdue policy change.  Others said they would believe it when they see it. For me, this policy fails...