Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Monday was not a good day for Iowa Congressman Rod Blum, a Freedom Caucus Republican whose vote-flipping last week allowed the cruel American Healthcare Act, or Trumpcare, to pass the U.S. House . First, he stormed out of a pre-orchestrated television interview with local station KCRG-TV9 , after a reporter Josh Scheinblum pressed him on why his...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Iowa capitol building
As Republican-dominated state governments push frightening right-wing...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing legislation that would...


The drama in Iowa gave us so much: The spectacle of a surge for the messiah-minded, what-separation-of-church-and-state Cruz and his religious right "skin-crawlingly creepy" supporters; the archetypal "wake-up call" for a smug Democratic party that proved woefully out of touch with the change so many voters want; and this fabulous photo of gleeful hard-won triumph. Wheel's still in spin.