Mary Kramer

Mary Kramer on tackling tough issues as ambassador

December 9, 2016 | 2 min

Mary Kramer, former U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, says Donald Trump's tough talk about China won't be a surprise to the Chinese when Gov. Terry Branstad takes over as U.S...

Chuck Larson

Chuck Larson on Branstad's leadership as ambassador

December 9, 2016 | 1 min

Chuck Larson, former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, says ambassadors have to understand they are guests in foreign countries. He says the way you accomplish things is through leadership, and Gov...

State of the Iowa Democratic Party

State of the Iowa Democratic Party

December 2, 2016 | 29 min

Developing blueprints. Election losses driving democratic assessments and retooling. Insights from three democratic activists on this edition of Iowa Press. Funding for Iowa Press was provided by...

Brad Anderson

Anderson says Democrats need better messaging

December 2, 2016 | 1 min

Democratic strategist Brad Anderson says part of the reason Democrats weren't successful in the 2016 election is that they didn't have the right message reaching the right people.

Sen. Rob Hogg

Hogg on the Democratic minority in the Legislature

December 2, 2016 | 2 min

Sen. Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) says Democrats have to be reactive to what Republican legislators do, but they also must present a positive vision for how Democrats could govern better and win back...