Don't look now, but the Presidential race seems to be neck-in-neck with just 16 days to go. Nervous? Think how they feel. Both Romney's and Obama's campaigns undoubtedly spent last week gearing up for the final push with phone banks, GOTV, last-minute ad blitzes, election fraud monitor training, etc ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Billions of dollars can buy just about anything, but it can't buy class -- as is made painfully obvious by "Birther" billionaire Donald Trump on almost a daily basis.The Donald's latest act of douchiness happened just a few hours ago -- like a 13-year-old girl, he took to Twitter this morning to cal ... More >>
After today's news that Paul Ryan is a huge Rage Against the Machine fan, we are continuing into the weird vortex of politics and music. And what a strange place it always tends to be.Yesterday was the Iowa State Fair and, headlining the Midwestern fun of the Buckeye State, Hank Williams, Jr., was o ... More >>
Video courtesy of James Schmitz/Inner City Media. On Friday, August 3, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association named me NLGJA Journalist of the Year 2012. The above video shows CNN's Miguel Marquez presenting the award to me in Las Vegas before I addressed NLGJA's annual gala with my acc ... More >>
Newt's America.Earlier, we wrote about last night's GOP debate in Des Moines and Mitt Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Rick Perry over claims that Romney's book was edited to change a portion about health care. This fleeting and insignificant moment overshadowed the real issues that were di ... More >>
While some politicians think that poor people use food stamps for trips to Hawaii and that the program should be limited, aid for hungry Americans keeps dwindling.
More than two years before New York got its shit together last summer, the über-progressive state of Iowa made same-sex marriage legal in 2009. The decision came from the state's Supreme Court, which drew from their state constituion's long history of being way ahead of the curve on civil ri ... More >>
There's nothing like a truly terrible idea to make a subpar idea seem marginally decent, no? In this case, we have William Ernst, the owner of QC Mart, a chain of convenience stores in Bettendorf, Iowa. Ernst decided a fun work thing to do to promote store bonding or whatnot would be to make his emp ... More >>
Did you know that Ashton Kutcher is the co-founder of the Demi and Ashton Foundation, which works to stamp out child sex slavery? Did you know that Ashton Kutcher is from Iowa? Both facts become glaringly obvious in the popular Twitter user and occasional actor's op-ed today in the Des Moines ... More >>
The much-anticipated trial of Sholom Rubashkin -- former CEO of the country's largest kosher meat processing plant and a member of a powerful Crown Heights Lubavitch family -- began in at a federal court in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Wednesday, with a slaughterhouse worker testifying that she fak ... More >>
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