In History

  • In History: Let’s talk about Socialism

    - Sep 18, 2015
    While many political pundits will argue socialism will be the death of American society, the political ideology is not illegal. And Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, a self-described socialist, is leading in multiple polls in both New...
  • In History: Remembering V-E Day

    - May 9, 2015
    Friday was not only my mom’s birthday. It was also Victory in Europe Day. Seventy years ago, on May 8, 1945, the unconditional surrender of Nazi forces in Europe took place, ending World War II in Europe....
  • In History: Third party and independent candidates

    - May 3, 2015
    This list is filled with failed efforts of politicians stepping away from the two-party system. George Washington would applaud these efforts after refuting said system in his farewell address. Today, third party candidates have little hope...
  • In History: Ethanol in America

    - Apr 25, 2015
    Ethanol is the lifeblood of Iowa. Iowa contributes more than 25 percent of national production to the $40 billion industry. And the state’s members of Congress are urging lawmakers to minimize regulatory resistance from the EPA,...
  • The 4 ways immigration, Latino voters will play a role in 2016

    - Apr 24, 2015
    The race to “la Casa Blanca” is still just beginning for many possible presidential candidates. And one group most candidates are trying to appeal to is the Latino population. Maria Cardona, a democratic strategist, principal at...
  • In History: Cuba and the United States

    - Apr 19, 2015
    The mysterious Cuba is more than just cigars and cha-chas. And Americans may soon be able to experience the rich Latin cultures thriving from Havana to Santiago. Last week, President Obama said he aims to remove...
  • In History: A look at police brutality

    - Apr 11, 2015
    Police brutality is nothing new in American society. Only now, though can it be truly documented through mobile phones and broadcast around the world with the push of a button. Last week, a police officer was...
  • In History: The marijuana revival

    - Mar 28, 2015
    The most commonly used recreational illicit drug in the country, legal medicine in 23 states and our nation’s capital, and with recreational approval on the rise, marijuana is making strides in Iowa. And since 40 percent...
  • In History: A glance at the minimum wage

    - Mar 21, 2015
    The minimum wage is a contentious topic of conversation. People debate the hindrance of job creation and combat it with necessity of livable wages and note that some studies show raising the minimum wage aids job...
  • In History: Politicians, private communication

    - Mar 14, 2015
    What is she hiding? Who is she talking to? What are the secrets? Let’s speculate, please. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is neck deep in hot water as all and their mothers discuss the...