Entries Tagged as 'December 2007'

Chris Dodd on the State of the Media

January 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The following is the complete transcript of the Ames Progressive‘s interview with Connecticut Senator and former presidential candidate Chris Dodd from when he visited Iowa State University on a campaign stop November 27 of last year. The majority of this transcript was featured in the December 2007 article “Why Won’t You Let Me Say What [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · Online Exclusives

An Invitation from the Editors

December 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Iowa, as Iowans know well, is something of a joke in the national imagination. The muted tone of condescension familiar in national media coverage of Iowa’s role in the presidential campaign is made explicit in a story in Rolling Stone, which begins, “Iowa is not like other states. There’s fuck-all to do here, and unless [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Editorials

Why Won’t You Let Me Say What I Want to Say?!: Second Tier Candidates in the Media

December 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s more than a month into the Writers Guild of America strike now. More than a month, consequently, without the barbs of late night stand-ups and Jon Stewart’s insights into the “Clusterf@#k to the White House,” save for a stockroom of old tapes. Television is sorely lacking fresh comic relief from the absurdities of the [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Features · Gavin Aronsen

Hitchens and the National Intelligence Estimate

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

In the October/November issue of the Ames Progressive we published “A Conversation with Christopher Hitchens,” by Gavin Aronsen and Ryan Gerdes. During the conversation, Hitchens, discussing the possibility of pre-emptive military action against a potentially nuclear Iran, asserted that “the evidence against the Iranian government [demonstrating the existence of a nuclear weapons program] has been [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Editorials

Label Politics

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

When people approached me about writing for the Ames Progressive, I said that I didn’t want to associate myself with any label. I was faced with the question that if I wrote for the Ames Progressive would that necessitate I label myself a progressive? Recently I realized that I could, instead of boycotting the title, [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Letters to the Editor

Bucky, Not City, at Fault

December 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Why did Wolford fail to get any binding leases by Dec. 1, 2007 for his proposed development on East 13th Street? The Ames Tribune reported December 7 that Bucky Wolford said his failure to obtain leases was due to: 1) “delays in getting the major site plan approved,” 2) the “unknown certainty of receiving approval [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Letters to the Editor

Outraged?

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Sue Dinsdale is an anti-war activist from Huxley and the Iowa director of the Iraq Campaign. Locally, the campaign is putting pressure on Congressman Tom Latham and Senator Charles Grassley, both Republicans, to change their positions on the war. To learn more go to www.noiraqescalation.org. out rage (out’r¨¡j’) n. American Heritage Dictionary 1.An act of [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Commentary · December 2007

Movie Review: “No Country for Old Men”

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

It’s difficult to know where to begin when talking about the Coen Brothers’ new movie “No Country for Old Men.” First, it is a welcome relief to see that despite churning out 11 months worth of mostly drivel, Hollywood can still release a powerful, thought-provoking movie that avoids the clichés and achieves a cinematic brilliance [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Reviews

MLB: They Named Names

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

On Thursday the 13th of December, I awoke to hear the wormy, pencil-pushing commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, assure everyone that peace had been preserved for our time. Wait, I’m confusing a contemporary bureaucrat’s misleading claim with one of the most damning statements of the 20th century – the one made by British [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Sports

A Conversation with Ned Lamont

December 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

The following is the full transcript of the Progressive‘s interview with Ned Lamont. An abbreviated version appeared in the print version of Issue 2.3 as “A Quickie with Ned Lamont.” Ned Lamont is the Connecticut businessman who challenged incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary of the 2006 midterm elections. Lamont, propelled by his [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · December 2007 · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · Online Exclusives