Social Issues

  • While Trump struggles nationally, Iowa proves loyal

    - Oct 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com While Donald Trump flounders in national polls, his numbers in Iowa have proved that his supporters in the state are resilient to controversy surrounding the Republican candidate. In the days after...
  • ‘Vote-rigging’ steals the show

    - Oct 20, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump doubled-down on rhetoric that sowed seeds of doubt among American voters about the legitimacy of the 2016 election during the third and final presidential debate on Oct....
  • Trump headlines Ernst fundraiser

    - Aug 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlined the second annual Roast and Ride fundraiser hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Saturday, painting a Republican party embodying unity and hope....
  • Sanders launches progressive advocacy group

    - Aug 24, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu From the ashes of his Democratic nomination bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has established a new non-profit organization, Our Revolution, to carry the momentum from his supporters to elect progressive candidates...
  • Iowa politicos, presidental hopefuls weigh in on same-sex marriage decision

    - Jun 26, 2015
    In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that there is a right to marriage for same-sex couples across the country. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, does not change LGBT rights in Iowa,...
  • Ahead of Tuesday’s SCOTUS case, GOP staunch on marriage

    - Apr 28, 2015
    At one time galvanizing support against same-sex marriage was a successful political ploy. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that, combined with the reversal in public opinion, could undermine the effect of any future efforts....
  • Iowa conservatives bringing in candidates

    - Apr 23, 2015
    Republican presidential hopefuls have been flocking to faith-based events in Iowa such as the Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, Homeschool Iowa Day, and Saturday’s Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kickoff, vying to harness the conservative sector...
  • Iowa Senate approves anti-bullying measure

    - Mar 31, 2015
    With bipartisan support, the Iowa Senate approved a bill that aims to prevent bullying in Iowa’s K-12 schools by a 43-7 margin. “Every Iowa child has the unquestionable right to be safe and secure at their...
  • Loebsack criticizes Indiana religious freedom law

    - Mar 30, 2015
    Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, berated Indiana executive leadership Monday over the state’s new religious freedom law, calling on companies looking to grow operations in that state to instead consider basing their employment centers in Iowa. “Iowa has...
  • Marijuana support in Iowa not so high

    - Feb 11, 2015
    Don’t expect much of a change in 2015 to Iowa’s laws governing marijuana use after last year’s law allowing the medicinal use of cannabis oil but not access to the drug itself. Currently, Iowans have no...