Ingstad: Iowans Shouldn’t Have to Subsidize Other State’s Irresponsible Spending

Chris Ingstad: Many of the states begging for more aid were spending recklessly for years before coronavirus hit, Iowans shouldn’t have to pay for that.

Ernst and Scott: Let’s Come Together for Our Small Businesses

Joni Ernst and Tim Scott: We stand ready to work with folks in both parties to make sure our small businesses continue to be the backbone of our economy.

Ernst: Every County. Every Year.

Joni Ernst: For six years in a row, I’ve made it a priority to get out and listen to my fellow Iowans. Every stop, in every county.

Crawford: Our Kids Deserve Better

Michelle Crawford: The repercussions of the decisions to close schools, cancel youth sports, and extracurricular activities is not in the best interest of our nation’s children.

Reynolds Says Des Moines Public Schools ‘Slow-Walking’ In-Person Learning Is ‘Unacceptable’

Gov. Kim Reynolds: “The Des Moines School Board continues to slow-walk compliance weeks into the school year at the expense of its 32,000 students.”

Reynolds Lifts Order Closing Bars for Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn and Polk Counties

Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamation permits bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and night clubs to reopen.

Myers: COVID-19, Influenza, and Risk Assessment

Brian Myers: COVID-19 is not the flu. But relative to risk assessment in connection with public policy, perhaps it should be considered more like it.

Myers: Pandemic Lockdowns Were Unnecessary

Brian Myers: I remain convinced that the lockdowns were one of the greatest public policy boondoggles in the history of our country.

Reynolds Announces Relief for Bars and Taverns in Six Counties They Were Ordered Closed

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant Program will be reopened to provide relief grants to bars, taverns and other establishments.

Myers: Vaccinations Are Good, Forced Vaccinations Are Not

Brian Myers: “As wonderful as vaccines are, it is a fearful thing for governments to have the level of intrusive power over the individual required to legislate compulsory vaccination.”

Reynolds Orders Bars, Clubs Closed in Six Counties Due to COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered bars, taverns, breweries, wineries, distilleries, and night clubs in Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story counties to close.

Des Moines Mayor Issues Face Mask Mandate

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie signed an emergency declaration making face masks mandatory to address the community spread of COVID-19.

Banfield: Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

Ann Marie Banfield: There is a nationwide effort to keep schools closed during this pandemic, and it’s time to start asking, WHY?

Myers: Changing Attitudes Over Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

Brian Myers: The media and the Democrats managed to negatively politicize a drug that could have been helpful to COVID-19 patients.

Iowa Secretary of State Provides PPE, $2 Million to Counties to Protect Voters and Poll Workers

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “Polls will be open on November 3. We are providing the materials necessary to protect voters and poll workers.”

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: There Is No Pandemic Clause in the Constitution

Brian Myers: The Framers were well aware of contagion, yet they did not make any of our constitutional rights contingent upon the absence of one.