From USA Today:
USA TODAY NETWORK Kevin Hardy, The Des Moines Register
March 18, 2017
Commenter Kyle McKenna observes:
It’s 29°F in Dubuque right now. Gotta admire those ‘Social Grievance Warriors’ for the sacrifices they make, huh.
Iowa is the most pleasant-looking part of I-80 between South Pass, Wyoming and the Appalachians. My impression from roaring by on I-80 is that Charles Murray’s hometown of Newton is Peak Iowa Scenery.
On the other hand, I can also empathize with the character in a Jay McInerney novel who says: “I visited the Midwest once. There was nothing to see and nothing to keep you from seeing it.”