Clash of Titans: Marijuana Legalization and the 2nd Amendment

Pat Nicklaus: Marijuana, even if it’s legal at the state level, is still a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. Possessing pot and a firearm is a felony.

Missouri and The Death of a Political Activist

Pat Nicklaus: We recently moved to Missouri. I was excited to meet other like-minded conservatives and I got extremely jazzed when it seemed like I was meeting several. “Seemed like” being the operative words in that sentence.

The Top 15 Most Popular Governors Are Republican

The top 15 most popular Governors are Republican according to Morning Consult, with three of the top five being from traditionally blue states. Even so, Democrats will start to close their gubernatorial gap compared to Republicans in 2018 in states like Illinois, Maine, and New Mexico.

The North Carolina Growth Story Continues

John Hendrickson: Opponents of tax reduction balk at North Carolina’s historic tax reform as an example that pro-growth tax policies only lead to the bleeding of essential state services. They are wrong. 

Utah Passes a Common Sense Parenting Bill

Shane Vander Hart: Utah added to their state’s definition of neglect that parents allowing their children to be self-sufficient is not to be considered neglect by overzealous caseworkers and police.

Reducing Government Spending: It Can Be Done

John Hendrickson: Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts (R) can serve as an example for Iowans as he is leading his state’s effort to reform spending, which is not only sound policy for taxpayers but also for economic growth.

It’s Too Early to Think About the 2020 Iowa GOP Caucus

It is too early to speculate whether Republican elected officials coming into the state of Iowa plan to challenge Donald Trump and whether it is welcome.

Limited Government Policies Lead to Economic Growth

John Hendrickson: States following limited-government policies, such as North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas, are leading the way in terms of economic growth.

Best Political Ad of 2016

Gerald Daugherty is running for reelection as Travis County (Texas) Commissioner and he has one of the best political ads of the 2016 election cycle.

Who Is the Most (and Least) Popular Governor?

Morning Consult’s 2016 list of Governor’s approval rating found Governor Dennis Daugaard (R-South Dakota) is the nation’s most popular governor.

New Paper Ranks States’ Abortion Data Reporting

A new Charlotte Lozier Institute paper compares the scope, timeliness, and transparency of states’ abortion data reporting and assigns each state a score.

Bill Targeting California’s Christian Colleges Changed After Intense Opposition

A California state senator changed language in a bill that would have removed conscience protections from California’s private religious institutions.

GOP Candidate in Missouri Governor’s Race Fires Away in New Ad

Eric Greitens, the Republican nominee in Missouri’s gubernatorial race, has released one of the most unique campaign ads of this election cycle.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Celebrates Homosexual Sex

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. This is the group that plans to provide taxpayer-funded sex ed in SW Iowa schools.

NH House rejects born-alive protection act & dismemberment abortion ban

The New Hampshire House defeated two bills that sought to ban dismemberment abortions and to protect infants born live after attempted abortion.

NH House Committee Says No to Born-Alive Infant Protection; floor fight expected

A New Hampshire legislative committee has recommended killing a state-level Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.