The Other McCain

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Iowa Poll Shows More Than Half of Democrat Voters Support Old White Guys

  Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the latest Iowa poll with 27%, followed by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders with 25% — between them accounting for more than half the support among likely Democrat caucus voters in the 2020 presidential field. Biden is 76, Sanders is 77, and so the Iowa results may damage the […]

Violence Against Women Update: Illegal Alien Murdered College Girl, Police Say

Police say illegal alien Christian Bahena-Rivera (left) killed Mollie Tibbetts (right). He left her body in an Iowa cornfield: A Mexican national illegally residing in the U.S. has been charged with first degree murder in the disappearance and death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, officials said at a press conference at Poweshiek County Sheriff’s […]

First-Person Plural Pronouns: Steve King and the Problems of ‘Our Civilization’

  Rep. Steve King is the most influential conservative in Iowa and, because of its first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa is one of the most influential states in presidential politics. The road to the White House goes through Iowa and, if you’re a Republican, you want Steve King on your side. It is therefore important to pay […]

The Iowa Caucus Is Rape Culture

Does that headline make sense? Of course not, but I’ve been reading so much feminist literature lately, I’ve come to realize that expecting headlines to make sense is patriarchal oppression. “Shut the f–k up! Because patriarchy!” To a feminist, everything is rape culture, and so the Iowa caucus must be part of it somehow. When […]

IOWA CAUCUS PREDICTION

Jeb Bush will lose. The question is, will he be crushed, embarrassed and humiliated so badly that he quits? Probably not: Jeb Bush’s supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he’s now trying […]

Will Cruz Cruise or Get Trumped?

  The battle for Iowa seems to be coming down to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump. Of course, there are likely to be five candidates still in the race after the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, but the debate Thursday highlighted the clash between Cruz and Trump: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday […]

Michelle Nunn Pulls a Grimes?

Trouble for Democrats in Georgia: Another Democratic Senate candidate has refused to say whether she voted for President Obama: This time it was Michelle Nunn in Georgia. The same question has tripped up other red-state Democrats on the campaign trail. On two occasions over the past week, Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes has been panned for […]

Too Sexy for Iowa

The Constitution doesn’t guarantee you the right to be sexy: The Iowa Supreme Court ruled [Friday] that employers can fire employees towards whom they have an “irresistible attraction,” irrespective of the latter’s workplace conduct. The 7-0 decision, handed down by the all-male court, came about as a result of a lawsuit filed by married dental […]

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