Pete Buttigieg Named Head of the Log Cabin Republicans

by Jason Frerichs In a surprise announcement after ending his bid president, the Log Cabin Republicans have elected Pete Buttigieg as its chairman. Outgoing chairman Robert Kabel has stepped down in order to accept the position as Basement Gimp in the Trump administration. Mr. Kabel issued the following statement, “I am proud to announce that Mayor Pete will be my

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Draft of IDP Caucus Review Plan Raises Questions

By Brian McLain A draft copy of the Iowa Democratic Party Caucus Review Plan was obtained through an anonymous source earlier this afternoon. This plan is meant to detail the steps that will be taken to establish an independent review of what went wrong in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Caucuses. The overall scope of the review looks fairly cut and

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Iowa Caucus Debacle

by Jason Frerichs The caucus on 2/3/2020 was an absolute debacle. Volunteers spent numerous hours over the past few months organizing and for the most part, pulled off an excellent event. Unfortunately, the paid leadership of the Iowa Democratic Party combined with the garbage app made by toxic Clinton loyalists have made Iowa a laughing stock. I was a precinct

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IDP Central Committee Member Makes Transphobic Statement

I was saddened to come across a Facebook post written by the Chair of the Native American Caucus Trisha Dumkrieger that showed transphobia exists amongst those who are supposed to be the leaders of the Iowa Democratic Party. Mrs. Dumkrieger accuses “natural born males” of taking things away from natural-born women.” According to research done by the Trevor Project, one

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Anti-War Activist, John Tinker, Endorses Bernie Sanders

By: Brian McLain Progressive Voices of Iowa received an endorsement letter from life long anti-war activist, John Tinker. He and his sister Mary Beth were the plaintiffs in 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision Tinker v. Des Moines and helped to define First Amendment rights of students in US public schools.  The following is the endorsement in its entirety: Today’s world

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ICYMI: What Happened to Our Public Money in 2016

By: Susie Petra The Iowa Economic Development Authority gave $24.3 million dollars of our money in “incentives” to the Prestage slaughterhouse in Eagle Grove. Yes, $24.3 Million, to an already profitable LLC. Keep in mind, industrial agriculture claims to be a $112 billion-dollar industry. Why are we using our public dollars to prop them up? That $24.3 million could have

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Bernie Derangement Syndrome

by Jason Frerichs Disclaimer: If you can’t figure out that this is satire you probably went to Trump University It is with a heavy heart that I must inform our readership of a very serious illness that is spreading across the neoliberal population of the United States. Of course, I am referring to the terrible affliction known as Bernie Derangement

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