Remembering the “Full-Dinner Pail” on Labor Day

John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge valued American labor and the spirit of work and his policies led to job creation and economic expansion.

The Wisdom of Alexander Hamilton

John Hendrickson: Conservatives often champion Thomas Jefferson as a hero, but Alexander Hamilton provides the best example of a prudent conservative statesman.

Remembering the Legacy of President Herbert Hoover

John Hendrickson: Hoover led a remarkable life that was based upon public service, humanitarianism, and a belief that America is an exceptional nation.

America’s Forgotten Economist

John Hendrickson: The American System that Henry C. Carey supported and defended was resurrected by President Trump’s administration.

Grand Old Protectionists: Rediscovering the Republican Party’s America First Trade Policy

John Hendrickson: President Trump’s philosophy on trade represented the true American conservative view of trade. Will Republicans continue to embrace it?

Following the Principles of Andrew Mellon Can Help Restore Economic Sanity

John Hendrickson: Learning from Secretary Mellon and the 1920s can help us restore fiscal sanity and continue to create economic growth and opportunity for all Americans.

Uncle Sam Is Broke

John Hendrickson: The national debt when unfunded liabilities like Social Security and Medicaid are considered is $123.11 trillion, $796,000 per taxpayer.

The Decline of Civics Education Is a Moral Crisis

John Hendrickson: It is time we place a higher emphasis on teaching American history and government in our educational system.

We Can’t Afford A $1.9 Trillion Stimulus

John Hendrickson: Both political parties are responsible for the out-of-control spending. It is time that policymakers take our debt crisis seriously. 

In the Post Trump Era: Look to Coolidge as a Guide

John Hendrickson: In a post-President Trump era both Republicans and conservatives can learn from the principles and philosophy of President Coolidge.

Hendrickson: Is Eliminating Iowa’s Income Tax the Answer?

John Hendrickson: Iowa has the potential to build upon recent pro-growth tax reforms that place taxpayers first and make our state more competitive.

Hendrickson: The Importance of Iowa’s Tax Climate

John Hendrickson: Reducing tax rates will allow Iowans to keep more of their money and lead to economic growth making Iowa a more competitive and attractive state.

Hendrickson: ‘Hands Off The Supreme Court’

John Hendrickson: “The threat of ‘packing’ the Supreme Court should alarm every American because it threatens the very foundations of our constitutional republic.”

Hendrickson: Conservative Budgeting Pays Off

John Hendrickson: Iowa is an example that fiscal conservatism in budgeting not only works but is the best policy.

Hendrickson: Happy Constitution Day!

John Hendrickson: Federalism is a cornerstone of American constitutionalism and it also is a major part of the nation’s constitutional and political history.

Hendrickson and Williams: Iowa Needs Truth-in-Taxation to Address Rising Property Taxes

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: Strengthening Iowa’s property tax accountability and transparency law will help all taxpayers.