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Iowa Caucuses Forum Event

November 17, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, Dennis Goldford, Drake University professor of politics and John Skipper, political reporter and columnist for the Mason City Globe Gazette discuss the upcoming Iowa ca...

Caucuses a ‘privilege’ for Iowans

by Sheyenne Manning

November 4, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Students and members of the community were enlightened about the importance of the Iowa caucuses last Thursday at a forum sponsored by the Culver Center. Simpson hosted a panel of political experts to discuss the importance of t...

Palin makes stop in Indianola for Tea Party

by Kate Hayden & Jessalyn Holdcraft

October 1, 2011

Filed under Campus Life, Campus News, Indianola News, News, Politics

Tea Party and Sarah Palin supporters braved the rain to attend the Tea Party's Restoring America event. The former Alaskan governor spoke for 40 minutes amid much fanfare and expectations. "I would like to see her run," said Ma...

Message Loud and Clear: Forget Politics

by Angela Niesz

October 26, 2010

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

A fire burned Wednesday evening as a debate became heated over whether to retain three judges for their approval of same-sex marriage. The Judicial Retention Forum was held at Simpson College's West Des Moines campus. Bob Vander Pl...

Environmental politics class creates voters’ guide

by Karl LangWeb Editor

November 6, 2006

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

The environmental politics class at Simpson noticed the lack of information about environmental issues available about the candidates for the governor's race in Iowa, so they decided to do something about it. The class, offered...

Politics should be like marriage

by Karl Lang

February 23, 2006

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

Does anyone, other than myself, wonder how we can have bipartisan politics within a partisan government? Our government consists of many political ideals, all characterized by grouping the people that hold similar views togeth...

Webb interested in politics beyond himself

by Jasmynne Sloan

April 7, 2005

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

Sophomore Nick Webb's voice-mail message plays 30 seconds of music before he admits the caller has reached the right number. It suits him. Webb loves music - at least, he loves other people's music. "I have no musical ability," Webb sa...

Professing Politics

Professing Politics

September 9, 2004

Politics explicated: What’s going on in the world, why you should care

by Mark Pleiss

February 5, 2004

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

John Kerry shocked Howard Dean with the "Iowa Bounce" and hasbecome the Democrat's leading candidate to defeat Bush. Cool, huh? Are you confused? Have you ever wondered what a Caucus is? Does the image of amysterious, ranting ...