Don Racheter: The Obama administration school lunch mandates resulted in more waste, less food consumed, and more students going off to class hungry. The Trump Administration is right to delay compliance.
Shane Vander Hart: Depending on who you ask the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) that Congress passed this week will usher in the apocalypse or it is the best thing since sliced bread.
All of Iowa’s Republican Congressional Delegation voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and praised its passage citing tax relief for Iowa’s families.
Dr. Jane Orient: President Trump’s initiatives on energy and climate challenge medical and public health authorities to prove their anti-carbon case.
A group of 67 national and state pro-life groups in a letter to Congress warned them to not pass an Obamacare prop-up bill without Hyde Amendment language.
Shane Vander Hart: As Christians participate in the public square what does our participation say about our witness for Jesus Christ?
Marilyn Singleton: The new medicine is forcing the remaining independent physicians to devolve from trusted confidants to automatons in order to survive.
Shane Vander Hart: I pulled the trigger. I changed my voter registration from “Republican” to “no party.” I declare my independence from party politics.
John Hendrickson: Coolidge regarded “a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue” and believed that the issue of taxation was also a moral issue.
Congressman David Young: Enacting major changes to our decades-old tax structure can be uncomfortable and upsetting to some who like the status quo.
President Donald Trump announced that the US will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and start the process of moving our embassy there.
Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”
Shane Vander Hart: The claim that President Donald Trump is above obstruction of justice charges is ludicrous, but so is calling firing the FBI director obstruction.
Pat Nicklaus: Congress is banking on the popularity of HR 38 (National Reciprocity) and attaching a wildly unpopular, anti-gun bill to it behind your back.
Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley respond after the U.S. Senate passed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on a 51-49 vote.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): Nationally, there are over 425,000 children in foster care. Over 100,000 of these children are hoping to be adopted.