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?

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.

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: 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.

Three Cheers for George Washington: Remembering the First President on Constitution Day

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” – George Washington

Remembering a Forgotten Champion of Labor: Calvin Coolidge

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

The Battle Over McNary-Haugen and Federal Agriculture Policy

President Coolidge’s opposition to McNary-Haugen demonstrated his consistence within his political philosophy and preferred policy preferences of a limited government.

Calvin Coolidge and the Spirit of the American Founding

John Hendirckson: Calvin Coolidge’s commitment to the Constitution and the principles of the American Founding is also a vital lesson and warning for the nation to take to heart in our current era. 

The Historical Success Story of Tax Cuts

John Hendrickson: The best economic policy can be summed up by tax cuts, budget cuts, and limited government, or to phrase it in simple terms: Constitutional government. 

The Federal Budget and Morality

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.

Message for Republicans: Do Not Forget About the Principle of Limited Government

John Hendrickson: It will take a renewed effort by the Republican Party to fight to achieve the policy goal of limiting the size and scope of government.

President Trump and Republicans Should Follow the Mellon Economic Plan

John Hendrickson: President Trump and Republicans in Congress should follow the example of Andrew Mellon who promoted tax cuts and fiscal discipline.

An Old-Fashioned American: The Political Values of Calvin Coolidge

John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.

Some Historic Principles for Iowa Policymakers to Follow

John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.

The American Model of Economics: Follow Harding and Coolidge’s Example

John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.

Calvin Coolidge’s Lesson on Civic Responsibility

John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge understood the importance of an informed citizenry and civic responsibility in maintaining our republic.