Iowa Conservatives to Caucus for Leadership, Issues

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Des Moines, IA – Tomorrow night, January 21, 2014 at 7:00p Iowa Republicans and Democrats will go to their respective caucuses.  Midterm caucuses are typically not well attended since it is missing the Presidential straw poll that Iowa is famous for with its First in the Nation status.  Mid-term caucuses focus on selecting delegates for […]

To Sing or Not to Sing in Church, That is the Question for the Gilroy High School Choir

Choir practice in a church makes sense, unless it is the Gilroy High School choir, which was told it was no longer allowed to utilize church buildings for practices or performances as mandated by the Superintendent, according to Jeremy Tedesco of Alliance Defending Freedom. Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco, disagrees, “Gilroy Unified School District is […]

Branstad’s Condition of the State: The Good, The Bad and The Omitted

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State address contained some good ideas,but it hardly outlined the bold agenda that is has been touted as.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad Delivers His 2013 Condition of the State Address

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.

The Des Moines Register’s Anemic Vision for Iowa Legislature

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The Des Moines Register’s vision for the Iowa Legislature in 2013 is full of tax hikes and spending increases. We should be doing the exact opposite.

Tom Latham: Job One is Jobs, Economy and Debt

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Congressman Tom Latham in a recent interview with Caffeinated Thoughts editor, Shane Vander Hart, said if reelected his first priorty would be to address jobs, the economy and our national debt.

Is Education Being Reduced to Farming Kids for Workforce Needs?

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We don’t know what the job market will look like five years from now, let alone 10-12 years in the future.  Who knows what kinds of jobs will be available.  There will likely be career fields that we couldn’t even imagine.  On the flip side some jobs that are currently being done will be replaced […]

Homosexual “Rights” Clash with Religious Liberty and Parental Sovereignty in Canada

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I’ve had said before if you wonder where the direction of religious liberty is headed you don’t even need to look to Europe.  Just look to our neighbors to the north.  Canada passed their own gay marriage law back in 2005 being the fourth country to do so.  Even before this homosexual “rights” have already […]

Common Core State Standards Estimated Cost is $16 Billion for States

Cost far exceeds sums doled out in federal grants used to persuade states to adopt BOSTON/WASHINGTON, D.C./SAN FRANCISCO – Aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over […]

A Look at Miramonte: What’s Gone Wrong With Society?

The developing scandal at the Los Angeles School District’s Miramonte Elementary School is troubling news on many fronts, but the most troubling aspect of the news is evidently accelerating decay of public trust. Last week the school district as blindsided by what is now a triple scandal. Everyone is aghast at the crimes themselves. Teachers […]

Educrats Know Better Than Parents About School Choice

At least that is what Debbie Squires of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principles told the Michigan House Education committee.  She believes that parents don’t know what is best for their children. Wow…. that is how one nameless (to me) Michigan State Representative responded to her. Here’s the video below:   Now let’s not […]

Obama’s Lust for Power Revealed in State of the Union Education Remarks

Shane Vander Hart says not only were President Obama’s education proposals in his State of the Union address unconstitutional, they are historically unprecedented and reveal his lust for power.