In public, everyone says that Thomas Sayers Ellis, 52, formerly of Case Western and Sarah Lawrence, a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop this semester, is brilliant. Even the people who find him off-putting and unprofessional tend to agree. He’s charismatic and surprising, a protest poet, a real…
Ben Carson, a gentle salamander with a tremendously odd manner, isn’t doing so great, campaign-wise, having just cut 50 staff jobs, or about half of his campaign staff. But he does have clean suits, which seems to be quite important to him.
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says she had a bizarre and threatening encounter with a stranger in Iowa this week, where she’d taken a group of students from her politics class at Wake Forest University to observe the Democratic caucuses.
This is a smart strategy! Jeb Bush is recovering from a cringingly awful day in Iowa by steamrolling into New Hampshire, and making a weird sex joke to a young future voter to distract everybody:
Donald Trump, who lost pretty badly in Iowa last night, would like to congratulate himself.
Sarah Palin Unedited is a series featuring full, unaltered transcripts of one Alaskan’s public ramblings. If you only read the pull-quotes, that’s okay.
In preparation for tonight’s caucuses, Ted Cruz has spent nearly three-quarters of the past month campaigning in Iowa. That means his darling wife, Heidi Cruz, has also had to spend a lot of time in Iowa. And according to a source familiar with the Cruz family, Iowa is Heidi Cruz’s own living hell.
You know you were going to ask.
One of the things Carly Fiorina learned as CEO of HP was how to make use of available resources. On Wednesday, that meant capitalizing on the presence of little kids while on a campaign stop at the Greater Des Moines botanical garden. No longer were they preschoolers on a field trip—now, without the permission of…
It’s very puzzling that after all this time tango-ing with insanity, Sarah Palin’s garbled thoughts and feelings still matter to literally anyone. But here we are!
Over the course of of a six-city Iowa tour, Hillary Clinton rapidly morphed into Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary and told voters why she is the only conceivable choice for president.
Kenneth from Iowa is the nation’s most dedicated voter. We should all be more like Kenneth.
In July 2014, Meagan Taylor and a friend, both black trans women, were traveling through Iowa on their way to Kansas City. They decided to spend a night at the Drury Inn in West Des Moines, Iowa. But instead of making it to Kansas City the next day, Taylor spent the next eight days in a county jail.
During a town hall in Iowa on Monday, an audience member asked our president, Barack Obama, how he felt about Ben Carson’s bizarre proposal that the Department of Education deny federal funding to colleges with “extreme political bias.”
Ray, people will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom.
Here is the “middle ground” on vaccines as it exists in America today: don’t vaccinate your kids if your Internet message board/life coach/talking dog sidekick advises against it, but a public school may bar you from enrolling. That’s the stance Carly Fiorina took when talking to a potential voter and mother of five…
We’ve finally reached the Abortion Foe Event Horizon, the point at which all Republican candidates, in their ceaseless quest to prove they hate abortion the very most, have begun collapsing into a black hole of their own hyperbole. First up: Mike Huckabee, who said when he becomes president, he’ll send in the American…
Iowa’s State Supreme Court has struck down a ban on telemedicine abortions, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional. It’s the first time in more than 40 years Iowa’s highest court has considered an abortion case. It could also have national implications: other states have considered setting up a similar system to…
The only thing worse than an office coworker who brings in stuff like a cauliflower-broccoli-kraut medley for lunch is the kind of coworker who never figured out how to use a microwave.