Iowa Bill to Turn University Professors into Survivor Contestants

You can be forgiven if you thought that Wisconsin was on the bleeding edge of new ways to kill higher education. Iowa state senator Mark Chelgren has just put forth a new bill that makes Scott Walker’s policies look downright positive by comparison. As one friend and colleague of mine put it, the bill is Surivor meets… » 4/21/15 5:52pm Tuesday 5:52pm

Drive by post - Republican Pollster Admits it

Chanced upon Hardball on MSNBC, where they're talking about Ted Cruz and have Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster up to bat for the Republicans. She straight up said, when told that just because Ted Cruz has an Hispanic last name that it doesn't mean Latin@ voters will vote for him, "We'll see about that." » 3/25/15 7:08pm 3/25/15 7:08pm

"Feminism Infantilizes Women" Says Man Who Treats Women Like Children

Iowa City is something of a home base for leftists in Iowa. We know what the rest of the state is like, considering they brought us Chuck Grassley, Steve King, Terry Branstad, and Joni Ernst. And yes, some wingbat awfulness does happen in our little enclave sometimes (it's fun to mock the street preachers, for… » 2/11/15 11:35pm 2/11/15 11:35pm