Dr. Jane Orient: Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution give the federal government the authority to regulate the practice of medicine. And it is a very good thing that federal intervention and standards didn’t begin in 1789.
The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Place to Worship Initiative that will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities.
A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently halts enforcement of the 2011 HHS mandate against two Christian colleges: Dordt College of Iowa and Cornerstone University of Michigan.
There are two positive aspects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission that we will see in future cases.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) announced Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will co-chair his 2018 re-election campaign.
Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet: President Trump now seeks ways to unleash patient choices by eliminating many Obama-era rules and regulations that drive up costs and limit medical freedom. Here’s how he can do it.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that the source of text messages sent to Iowa voters with incorrect polling place information was the Abby Finkenauer for Congress campaign.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): I have warned agriculture always gets hit when trade wars or skirmishes take place. I continue to advocate for Iowans and policies which will give Iowans more access to markets, not less.
Shane Vander Hart: While the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a win for religious liberty, it is very narrow, and I have two concerns about Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion that have negative implications.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) joined U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is submitting an amicus brief written by attorneys asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast v. Gee.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Despite a lot of headlines focusing on things other than the work of Congress, there is a fair amount of work getting done in a bipartisan way addressing issues important to Iowans.
The Trump administration through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to propose new rules for the Title X grant program that would direct taxpayer funding away from the abortion industry.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on balancing the federal budget with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget bill. U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 18 other Republican Senators voted with Paul in favor of his plan that was defeated 76 to 21.
Dr. Marilyn Singleton: “Disruptive innovation” is all the buzz. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is so last year. Well, disrupt this: repeal Medicare and Medicaid and get the government out of the medical care business.
Shane Vander Hart: A free press is vital to our Republic, and President Trump should not interfere with it, but a free press should police itself to ensure that it is fair. It should report the truth, the whole truth – the good and the bad – not just the stories about the Trump Administration they want to cover.
Adam Graham: Due to Franklin Graham’s prominence, he’s being held up as proof we Christians are all hypocrites by secularists and atheists. And you don’t have to be a radical atheist to see the unfairness of holding Trump to a lower standard than the church holds the average person.