FROM Jeff Greenfield
Has Iowa Hijacked American Democracy? The Iowa caucuses have been first on the presidential campaign agenda for 40 years, but they've never identified the ultimate nominee of either party. They distort the political process and lead to "bad policy." Photo: Gage Skidmore That's according to Jeff Greenfield, veteran national TV news reporter and commentator, writer for the Daily Beast . Last week, Politico published his piece with the headline, " How Iowa Hijacked Our Democracy ."
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