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Former Des Moines Register Reporter Aaron Calvin Should Not Have Lost His Job

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Oct 5, 2019 1:13PM

Former Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin is not a victim. He is, however, a sacrificial lamb who shouldn’t have lost his job.

The Enduring Lie of Republican 'Fiscal Responsibility'

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Sep 21, 2019 12:15PM

Short-sighted economic thinking isn't unique to either political party. But Democrats aren't the ones marketing themselves as the guardians of fiscal conservatism. 

Real Immigration Reform is Necessary and Possible. It Doesn't Look Like This.

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Sep 7, 2019 12:53PM

Trump's refusal to address the causes of illegal immigration have led him to take actions that are at once unnecessarily harsh and largely superficial.

E-Cigarette Bans Are a Step in the Wrong Direction

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Aug 17, 2019 9:31AM

Reducing the number of available alternative options to smoking will only harm the public.

Still Bond: Why Lashana Lynch Isn't Bad For The Franchise

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Aug 3, 2019 10:26AM

While it is OK to be upset with the change, casting Lashana Lynch as the new 007 breathes new life into the franchise.

Why the Left Should Re-Evaluate Its Approach to Smart Guns

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jul 13, 2019 11:04AM

Democratic rhetoric about smart guns is hindering their attempts to implement smart gun legislation.

The Politics of Creative Autonomy in the Video Game Industry

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jun 22, 2019 1:14PM

Creators must be given space to tell the tales they want to tell, not feel obliged to compromise their artistic visions for the sake of mollifying either left-wing or right-wing audiences.

Democrats Should Address, Not Ignore or Dismiss, Skepticism of Single-Payer Health Care

  • D.A. Kirk
  • Jun 9, 2019 10:34AM

There is a world of difference between demanding support for a specific objective and demanding support for a specific strategy designed to achieve that objective.