Congressman Tom Latham represents a large, windy district in Iowa. But unfortunately the winds of change don't seem to have blown strongly enough to change his outdated views on energy and climate policy.
Republicans, but not Democrats, understand that if a voter wants to show his displeasure or anger at the ballot box, it does not matter that you have nothing to offer him. They have played that game for decades.
Growing up in a family of lawyers, it always seemed fairly obvious that being an attorney is generally a noble and advantageous profession, especially when it comes to a career in politics.
The question remains: Why do Republicans come back, over and over, to this kind of thing, to peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate?
Through my 20s, I've fasted for Ramadan three days total. I've participated for superficial reasons: because my father asked me to, with a curious coworker, and to prove I could. I resolve that this time -- the last fast of my 20s -- will be different.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...
The number one goal of Democrats looking to reform the Iowa presidential caucuses should be simple: Don't mess up a good thing.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...
It seems like the rising of waters, like the howling of winds, the way natural disasters transform or savage our worlds, is something that will always captivate us.
For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.
To commemorate the occasion, Kevin Costner returned to the Iowa farm where the movie was filmed for the first time in eight years, bringing three of his children along.
The proposal offers an opportunity for Iowa to continue to grow its booming wind sector and implement solar and energy efficiency to a greater extent, creating a more affordable, more independent, and cleaner electric system. In fact, Iowa is already on a path to meet the emissions reduction target set by EPA.
Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.
No matter the outcome -- whether Republicans gain control or Democrats narrowly retain it -- it is worth taking a look at the underlying dynamics of the Senate field for the next two election cycles.
Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.
In the early hours of May 1, a historic bill passed the Iowa House that will modernize Iowa's discriminatory HIV law and forever change how people living with HIV will be treated.