Entries Tagged as 'Blogs'

“Go Weed the Garden,” Publisher of Racist Report Tells His Critics

March 17th, 2013 · No Comments

After Jim Romenesko picked up our story about a racist report in the Montezuma Record, its publisher and editor in chief Chuck Dunham shrugged off the controversy, explaining that he wasn’t even aware of it because he didn’t use the internet. Yesterday, the Cedar Rapids Gazette published more thoughts from Dunham, who continued to dismiss [...]

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Tags: Ames Prog Blog · Gavin Aronsen

Montezuma Record Publishes Racist Report on U of I Salaries (Updated)

March 14th, 2013 · 4 Comments

UPDATE II, Friday, March 15, 1:09 p.m.: Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic told the Progressive that GOP state Rep. Dave Maxwell, who represents Poweshiek County, requested that House members receive a copy of Thursday’s Record, which is how the paper ended up in Des Moines. Maxwell owns a business in Gibson called Maxwell Tiling, [...]

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Tags: Ames Prog Blog · Gavin Aronsen

Fairfield Artists Release Slew of New Videos and Material

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments

There has been a lot of activity coming out of the Fairfield scene in the past two weeks, adding to an already thick catalog of fascinating music and videos from a crew of artists largely associated with The Beauty Shop and the St. Mary’s Project. First, there’s the new video from the pop duo Trouble [...]

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Tags: Nate Logsdon · The AP Lounge

Latham vs. Boswell (vs. Ed Fallon)

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

I haven’t been in Iowa for most of the 2012 election cycle, but since I worked for the Census Bureau in 2010 I suppose I had a bit part in costing Iowa one of its five congressional seats. That development has been particularly interesting in the 3rd Congressional District, where Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell faces [...]

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Tags: Ames Prog Blog · Gavin Aronsen

National Media Get Steve King’s Rape Comment Wrong

August 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Earlier today, Talking Points Memo kicked off a national news frenzy when it picked up a Monday report from Sioux City TV station KMEG-14 that asked Iowa Congressman Steve King to weigh in on Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s rape-comment gaffe. KMEG reported that a federal bill King supports would ban abortion in cases of [...]

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Remembering The Olivia Tremor Control’s Bill Doss

July 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

http://inspireextraordinaryperformance.tumblr.com/ The Poison Control Center’s Patrick Tape Fleming, left, sings The Olivia Tremor Control song Jumping Fences with the late Bill Doss during a PCC tour in 2009 2008. ~ Bill Doss, who co-founded the Athens, Georgia-based Elephant 6 Recording Company in Denver 21 years ago and played in The Olivia Tremor Control and The [...]

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Tags: Gavin Aronsen · The AP Lounge

Randi Shannon Defends Republic for Iowa on the Fallon Forum

July 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Last week I wrote about Randi Shannon, the Republican (and apparent birther) who dropped out of a state Senate race in Linn County to accept a position as senator of the so-called Republic for Iowa. The Republic is a part of the right-wing group The Republic for the united States of America, which argues that [...]

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Jeff Mangum, Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson Headlining Maximum Ames Music Festival

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The first lineup announcement for year two of the Maximum Ames Music Festival (September 20-23) has just been released, and as promised it does not disappoint. Cutting to the chase: Jeff Mangum: Best known as the frontman for Neutral Milk Hotel of the Athens, Georgia-based Elephant 6 Recording Company, Mangum became a recluse after the [...]

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Tags: Blogs · Gavin Aronsen · The AP Lounge

GOP Candidate Drops Out of Local Race, Declares Herself Senator of “Republic for Iowa”

July 14th, 2012 · No Comments

UPDATE, Sunday, July 15: The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist organizations in the United States, has a lengthy article about how the Republic for the united States of America is “plagued by criminality.” That includes tax evasion, FBI domestic terrorism investigations, and deadly clashes with law enforcement. ORIGINAL POST: In case you missed [...]

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Obama’s Brutal New Attack Ad

July 14th, 2012 · No Comments

In Iowa and eight other battleground states today, President Obama’s reelection campaign rolled out its most striking ad to date — an “instant classic,” Rolling Stone‘s Tim Dickinson called it. The ad shows news clippings about Mitt Romney’s job-outsourcing record and offshore tax havens (read more about that in this excellent Vanity Fair piece) as [...]

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