One of the more dramatic suggestions for the Iowa Democratic Party’s next presidential precinct caucuses is letting people who cannot attend still register their preference for president. Whether that becomes the game plan for the 2020 caucuses is to be determined.
ByJulia Davis, Leziga Barikor, Susan Haack and Stephen J. Berry |
If the law of supply and demand applied to the marketplace of ideas like it does to economics, political opinions wouldn’t be worth a plug nickel.They are everywhere, more so than ever since the election of Donald J. Trump to the U.S. presidency and especially on Iowa’s college campuses.
Simply defining populism is a chore. But evaluating whether or not populism is good or bad is a whole other task. IowaWatch was part of an “Ethical Perspectives on the News” program exploring those ideas.
owa voters have spoken, and loudly. Beyond the high-profile presidential election, though, they shifted the balance of power inside the state, too. What will the change in control of the Iowa Senate mean for public policy in Iowa?
“Ethical Perspectives on the News,” a public affairs program produced by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County for KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, tackled the impact of political advertising in its Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, show. IowaWatch participated.
Individual political donors from Iowa have pumped more than $43 million into political races the past three years, but knowing the impact of those donations may be hard to determine. The reason: the growth of anonymous donors and Super PACs.