Three Tickets: History and Culture of the Iowa Caucuses

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The presidential race is one of the most-watched and most important events in American politics. So why does the whole thing start in Iowa? If you remember the Howard Dean scream or Hillary Clinton “just chilling in Cedar Rapids,” you know how Iowa can have an outsized impact on this important national race. Three Tickets explores the weird and surprising history of the Iowa caucus, diving into what makes our little Midwestern state pivotal every four years in the biggest election nationwide. Starting from the very first caucus in 1972 to today, from Cedar Rapids to Council Bluffs, we’re your road map for understanding and following the 2020 presidential race in Iowa.Read more »

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