Myers: Jefferson’s Fear About the Judiciary

Brian Myers: The angst we have seen over the last several days about the next Supreme Court pick shows Jefferson’s fear about the judiciary is realized.

Myers: Are the Wildfires of 2020 Unprecedented?

Brian Myers: The data simply doesn’t support the notion that wildfires are unprecedented or the claim that these fires are the result of climate change.

Myers: COVID-19, Influenza, and Risk Assessment

Brian Myers: COVID-19 is not the flu. But relative to risk assessment in connection with public policy, perhaps it should be considered more like it.

Myers: Pandemic Lockdowns Were Unnecessary

Brian Myers: I remain convinced that the lockdowns were one of the greatest public policy boondoggles in the history of our country.

Myers: Vaccinations Are Good, Forced Vaccinations Are Not

Brian Myers: “As wonderful as vaccines are, it is a fearful thing for governments to have the level of intrusive power over the individual required to legislate compulsory vaccination.”

Myers: Changing Attitudes Over Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

Brian Myers: The media and the Democrats managed to negatively politicize a drug that could have been helpful to COVID-19 patients.

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: There Is No Pandemic Clause in the Constitution

Brian Myers: The Framers were well aware of contagion, yet they did not make any of our constitutional rights contingent upon the absence of one.

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: Government Spending and Long-Term Consequences

Brian Myers: With our national battle against COVID-19, the long-term consequences of our actions are irrelevant to the discussion in the short-term.

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: Democrats and Federal Use of Force

Brian Myers: For all their whining about Trump, Democrats are ordinarily much less reluctant to use force. Statism is in their party DNA.

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: Romney and Black Lives Matter

Brian Myers: It’s nearly impossible to distinguish between “black lives matter,” the conviction, and “Black Lives Matter,” the political movement.

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: Sweden’s Approach to COVID-19

Brian Myers: “Sweden’s ‘herd immunity’ approach, if they have successfully achieved it, should mean that a resurgence would be relatively inconsequential.”

COVID-19 and Our Response to It Are Equally Concerning

Brian Myers: The COVID-19 virus and everything connected with it has turned the world upside down, affecting us in a way most of us have never experienced before.

A tribute to Frank Brown: Running the good race.

Brian Myers gives tribute to Frank Brown, an Iowan who saw success as an amateur athlete spanning decades. Brown finished his earthly race after a battle with cancer.

Pete Klindt: From Walkin’ Proud To Walking In Faith

Pete Klindt went from leader of the Pete Klint Quintet, a favorite Rock-n-Roll band in Iowa in the 1960s to a business executive who follows Christ.

Random Thoughts on the Health Care Train Wreck

Brian Myers offers his thoughts on the collapse of the House Republican plan to replace Obamacare last week and its aftermath.

A Long Overdue Defense

Brian Myers: Three years ago, Shane Vander Hart was falsely condemned as a racist by fools whose ignorance was surpassed only by their own hubris.