An Iowa Democrat tells the party what it must do to win again in the rural Midwest

By Daniel Allott For the last two decades, rural America increasingly backed Republicans in presidential elections. But during most of that time, the Upper Mississippi River Valley — an area that includes northwest Illinois, northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin— remained steadfastly Democratic. Democrats’ success in these sparsely populated […]

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Refugees reveal the one thing they must do within eight months of resettlement

By Daniel Allott There is a lot of ignorance about America’s refugee resettlement process. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump claimed that Syrian refugees were “pouring into” America and suggested that some might be aligned with the Islamic State. His administration has placed a temporary ban on refugees from six […]

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