In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington DC. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the Confederacy's Shenandoah Valley campaigns.

More than a century and a half later, the Confederates are back in Washington, meeting stiff resistance on Capitol Hill but garnering support from the White House.

"American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan," claims the New York Times.

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” — Thomas Paine
 “When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” — Marquis De Lafayette

Had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, res

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 29, 2020) — Join us for a discussion about books! Every Monday in July and August at 7PM, we will talk about whatever book each member of the group has been reading  fiction and non-fiction welcome! This is a great way to find new books to read.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 29, 2020) Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Fayette and Van Buren counties in response to a severe storm system June 20 and continuing.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (June 26, 2020) While there won't be corndogs, queen contestants, or a sale of champions this year, Iowans may still look forward to five nights of Iowa State Fair highlights from the past five decades on Iowa PBS.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (June 26, 2020) Iowa PBS Foundation President Susan Moritz Scharnberg has announced plans for her retirement, slated for mid-October 2020. After nearly 40 successful years in the non-profit fundraising sector, nineteen devoted to leading the Iowa PBS Foundation, Scharnberg plans to spend more time with family, traveling, volunteering, and enjoying her many hobbies.

AMES, IOWA (June 26, 2020) The Iowa Games, in collaboration with Iowa State University, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Catch Des Moines, announced that the 2021 State Games of America will be moved to 2022. The rescheduling of the event comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many state games to cancel or modify their games this summer.