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The Iowa Caucus: A Clumsy Celebration of Democracy

Anticipation mounts among caucus-goers as Chair Wolfe opens the Clinton First Precinct Caucus. Photo: Sam Buisman Author: Sam Buisman Iowa led the nation in choosing the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate on Feb. 3, with the Iowa Caucuses. In this almost … Read More >

“Monsters of Poetry” connects writers, community.

Host Adam Fell opens the reading. Photo: Sam Buisman Author: Sam Buisman It’s Saturday night at a packed bar on Madison’s north side. Friends laugh and joke with one another, jazz music quilts the room, and a pair of bartenders … Read More >

The Top 10 US News Events of the Decade

By Sam Buisman The 2010s will be remembered as one of the most divisive and accelerated decades in American history.  Marked by widening polarization and the conflation of ideological and personal values, manifested in a zero-sum, “us-versus-them” approach to politics, … Read More >