campaigns The Politics Of Personal Destruction— Is There A Way Out? By Steve Kraske & Lisa Rodriguez • Jun 12, 2015 In today's political world, winning a campaign often involves vilifying an opponent— at any cost. On this edition of Up To Date, we preview The Village Square's upcoming forum, "The Politics of Personal Destruction." Guests: Training Women Leaders In Politics By Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske • Jan 28, 2013 As the number of female elected officials has steadily increased, so has the interest in training women to follow in their footsteps. The Media Critics: Happy News Year! By Stephen Steigman • Jan 2, 2012 Jason Noble, Des Moines Register It’s easy to lose interest in political campaigns, but it’s the news media’s responsibility to make it interesting – and get it right.