Right-Wing 2020 Smears Already Seeping Into Iowa Media Coverage

Does Cory Booker want to ban the eating of meat? No, of course not. And it’s such a preposterous suggestion, most people would roll their eyes and ignore it. But that didn’t keep a local Iowa TV station from running a story based on the fake controversy that generated from an online right-wing freakout over an old Booker interview. KCCI put out a story after Booker’s first trip to Iowa about the online chatter over the Veg News interview where the senator talked about his veganism choices. In the station’s defense, it didn’t repeat some of the more ridiculous conservative […]

Amy Petersen Announces Run For Danielson’s Senate Seat

A Cedar Falls Democrat just announced her candidacy for the Senate District 30 special election, and it’s hard to imagine anyone with a better profile for public office. Amy Petersen, a professor of special education and a labor activist, wrote on Facebook this morning that she will seek the party’s nomination to replace Jeff Danielson, who resigned two days ago. She is a: Professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls native Disabilities rights activist First-time candidate Union activist and former executive board member for the UNI faculty union Researcher/writer on inclusive education and the challenges […]