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2016 Iowa Caucus Recap

2016 will go down at the year in the history of the Iowa Caucuses that brought out more people than at any other time in history to caucus. Much has changed in this event over the years, but for my first time, it was an incredible experience. I was lucky enough to be a correspondent […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]


News: Iowa Expands Accessibility Through Electronic Voter Registration

Caffeinated Thoughts: Iowa Expands Accessibility Through Electronic Voter Registration Excerpt Iowans will have an easier way to register to vote and update their registration information thanks to the new electronic voter registration system unveiled Monday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. The system is housed on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website, available for […]

Highway Roads

Let’s Democratize Democracy

This post first appeared on The Des Moines Register’s Our Caucus series. Last night I joined 100 other influencers, special interest groups, presidential campaigns, and elected officials, to launch’s latest project, I was invited by my good friend Nick Troiano to speak as an undecided voter. The night itself was great. I was […]

Iowa Farming

News: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops

Quad City Times: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops Excerpt Iowa farmers busted the bins in 2015, setting records in production of both corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final crop production report. Iowa’s corn production for 2015 is estimated at 2.51 billion bushels, which beats the […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

A Note to Iowa Legislators

Dear Iowa Legislators, Tomorrow will begin another year of your service to the people in your districts and the people of Iowa. It is another chance to work with your fellow members to make Iowa a better place to grow up, raise a family, and retire. In the last 12 months, I have gotten married […]