The Joni Ernst Scorecard

The Joni Ernst Scorecard

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) remains popular with Iowa’s mainstream Republicans and independents. Her protection of Iowa’s agricultural interests has been her calling card. It goes without saying that if you are a politician from Iowa, you love your farmers!...
DNC Polls Show Socialist Horse Race

DNC Polls Show Socialist Horse Race

Polls mean nothing and polls mean everything. Polls are useful tools of manipulation and speculation, at best. In 2016, every major poll demonstrated to the electorate that Donald J. Trump could not, and would not, be able to defeat Hillary Clinton. Media bought it,...
Our Political Identity Crisis

Our Political Identity Crisis

There is a kind of political schizophrenia in the state of Iowa’s political mindset. But Iowa is not alone. As America continues its obvious slide toward more and more socialism, the lure of big government induces a irresistible delusion on all of us. As more...
Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Merchants of Addiction – Reliance as a Tool of Tyranny

Beginning with Jamestown (circa 1607), American life has been organized around and dependent upon the notion of rigorous self-reliance. In early America, self-reliance was a given. There wasn’t much choice for the early patriots. After all, staying alive was...
Gov. Reynolds Makes CRC Appointment

Gov. Reynolds Makes CRC Appointment

Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Johnson, currently an administrative law judge at Iowa Workforce Development, begins her new role on Aug. 26, 2019....