My beautiful home state of Iowa has an incredible history of supporting and paving the way for equality. Iowa was third to recognize interracial marriage, home to the first state university to offer degrees to men and women equally, second state to prohibit segregated schools, first state to elect a woman (Julia C. Addington) to public office, first state to have a female attorney (Arabella Mansfield), site of the oldest mosque in the United States (Cedar Rapids, holla!), third state to legalize same-sex marriage and home to the nation’s first state university LGBT organization (Iowa City, holla!).
We recently passed the one-year anniversary of Drinks and Wings. My first piece, Culture Wars Episode One: The Conservative Menace, concerned Republican efforts to suppress women’s coverage and access to healthcare (including abortion). Here we go again… again.
Who does Mitt Romney think he is? Seriously, who is he? Is he the ultra conservative presented to us during the primaries? The conservative moderate during the last debate, or the liberal conservative that participated in an interview with the Des Moines Register earlier this week?