Kevin’s Korner: It’s Morning Again in the Iowa Republican Party

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score? At long last, Big Liberty’s stranglehold on the Republican Party of Iowa is coming to an end. Their members were emphatically s...
by Kevin Hall


Movie Reviews: Iowa Politics in Popular Film

By Emily Geiger Given that we are in the midst of movie awards season, I thought it would be fun to put a present-day Iowa spin on some movie classics. Titanic (2011 Iowa Version) Deckmate 1: We’ve hit an iceberg. Let’s get...
by Battleground Iowa


Bob’s Bad Advice for Huckabee… and Iowa Republicans

By Emily Geiger Q: What does Bob Vander Plaats do now that the election is over (other than collect his $120,000 annual salary from the “non-profit” advocacy group that had to get rid of 3 long-time loyal employees to pay h...
by Battleground Iowa



Partial Birth Abortion Comes to Iowa, Unless Senate GOP Steps Up

By Emily Geiger Last April, I wrote some words that I had no idea would be so prophetic. Back then, the state of Nebraska had just passed a few different laws that aimed to protect babies. One of those laws was a ban on abortio...
by Battleground Iowa


Q: What about Bob? A. Who cares? It’s about Marriage

By Emily Geiger I’ve heard some people talking about what a great victory the anti-retention vote was for Bob Vander Plaats, and it got me to thinking. I thought this vote was about marriage, not about Bob? But hey, maybe I...
by Battleground Iowa



Battleground Predictions

By Emily Geiger Governor: Branstad. Not much else to say other than that Culver will be embarrassed but will still try to spin it as being not that bad, even after he loses by double digits. U.S. Senator: Grassley. He’s going...
by Battleground Iowa