How Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Could Help Keep Me In Iowa

A guest post from Iowan Charlie Bell on why he’s supporting Andrew Yang for president. Peggy Whitson (the astronaut) once said, “I started out as a farm girl in Iowa, and I dreamed of being an astronaut and an explorer. And I made it.” Now, at first glance, this probably seems like it’s a wonderful thing and, in some aspects, it is. However, it also highlights an issue that has been haunting us in Iowa for years: brain drain. According to a 2015 article in the Des Moines Register, around 50 percent of the students graduating from Iowa State University […]

Cory Booker Sets Iowa Trip Details For 2020 Announcement Tour

Senator Cory Booker will travel to Iowa for a two-day campaign swing a week after his announcement that he’s running for president. Next Friday and Saturday, Booker plans to visit Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Marshalltown, and Des Moines as part of an “Iowa Rise Tour” (see details at the end of this story). It’s the first stops on his presidential campaign kick-off; he visits South Carolina and New Hampshire afterwards. The New Jersey senator made official his run for the White House this morning, releasing a launch video that pitched an optimistic vision for America’s future. I’m […]