40 Young People Around Iowa Share Their American Dream
For the past few days, I've been carrying around a sketchbook and markers and asking young people at caucus events in Sioux City, Orange City, Rock Rapids, Mason City, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, and Urbandale, Iowa what their idea of the American dream is. Here's what they said.
10 Mind-Blowingly Offensive Quotes From Ron Paul Newsletters
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul used to publish a libertarian newsletter in the '80s and '90s. They were not, shall we say, sane. From those newsletters, here are some racist/homophobic/anti-semitic musings on everything from AIDS to Hate Whitey Day (aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Paul says he didn't write any of the following quotes, but they all appeared under his name. Yiiiiiikes.
The Greatest Hits From Michele Bachmann's Marriage Vow
Excerpts from the document signed by Michele Bachmann that's drawing allegations of racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Islamic sentiment and general cuckoo bananas whackadoodie. It's a pledge from a conservative advocacy group out of Iowa called The Family Leader--affiliated with Focus on the Family--asking Republican presidential candidates to denounce single parents, women in combat and anything with even the faintest whiff of gay. Oh, and it seems to be wistful for the days of slavery. If none of that frightens you, it also essentially calls for a ban of all pornography. Michele Bachmann was the first of the GOP field to apply her Hancock. Here are some select passages from The Marriage Vow, along with photos of its earliest and most enthusiastic signatory.