Conservatives want less financial regulation and vow to repeal and replace what Obama has implemented. Here are three reforms they should favor.
Inside British politics – What makes the UK Independence Party more attractive than the Tories for a newcomer to the United Kingdom?
There is an ongoing civil war within the Republican Party. How does one bring social conservatives, moderates, and libertarians together?
Late last week Senator Rick Santorum’s campaign released his “Made In America” plan to revitalize the American economy through empowering families and building economic freedom. Prior to this his economic plan primarily focused on the manufacturing sector. This plan includes manufacturing, but is considerably broader and goes into more specific taxes and plans. Over the […]
I put a lot of thought in who I was going to support on January 3rd when we have our Iowa Caucus. Eliminating who I wasn’t going to vote for was a lot easier than making my final decision after narrowing it down to four. By last week I had narrowed my decision to two, […]
Republicans in the US House of Representatives tried to defund the abortion mill Planned Parenthood (which has been caught engaging in criminal activity). Everyone knew, even the House Republicans, that such a defunding wouldn’t get past Obama’s desk, if it even got that far. But it made for a striking point of clarity: the US […]
I don’t know if the start to Newt Gingrich’s start of his 2012 campaign is the worst we’ve ever seen, but I’m sure it is pretty close. He’s had a horrible week (and it isn’t even finished!). Unfortunately for him it was a mess of his own making. Can he recover? I am not sure […]
I understand that former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, Herman Cain, is not the only prospective presidential candidate who appeals to tea partiers. He is however, I believe, the only candidate who is the product of the Tea Party movement having been involved since its inception. He also has a message that appeals to those who desire […]
The remarks of Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) were sadly problematic. The Governor demonstrated an understanding of how government works, of how it spends money, and the ways in which it fails to provide a true accounting to the people. He is obviously keen on innovative approaches to government. No doubt, he has learned a lot […]
Today is the 46th Anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s speech, “A Time for Choosing” given for Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign on October 27, 1964. This speech could be given today. You can watch the speech and read the transcript below: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been […]
Matt Campbell really shouldn’t desire a debate against Congressman Steve King in the Iowa’s 5th Congressional District… need further evidence? Consider Campbell’s interview with Jan Mickelson of WHO Radio last week. In this interview he said that Gateway should be a model for businesses here in Iowa – “we need to be replicating that, having […]
It’s been awhile since I posted a list of items of interest. Here’s some itmes I’ve encountered around the web while sitting in The Beanery in Aitken, MN while my wife, kids and mother-in-law shop. So here goes: RedState: Prolife Statists – a good point that somebody who vote for TARF, etc. can’t call themselves […]
From State Representative Rod Roberts’ campaign: The Roberts for Governor Campaign has unveiled a new 30-second television advertisement that will begin airing in viewing markets across Iowa later this week. The advertisement, titled “What I Believe,” features Republican gubernatorial candidate State Representative Rod Roberts discussing his plans to lead the state as both a fiscal […]
I wanted to give Representative Rod Roberts a shout out today. First you can read why I am supporting Rod in his quest to become Iowa’s next Governor, and how I think he is a qualified and able leader. I encourage you to read about endorsements that he has received from various legislators and an […]
Last week 80 conservative leaders crafted and signed The Mount Vernon Statement. The primary theme of the statement is that constitutional conservatism is the unifying force behind the American Right. It represents a wide spectrum of the conservative movement including fiscal, social, cultural and national security conservatives. Constitutional Conservatism A Statement for the 21st Century […]
No this isn’t going to be a regular feature, but during my brief trip up to the Iowa Statehouse today; I attended an annual Concerned Women of America legislator encouragement event. CWA the women’s organization that likes men, as they like to say. Tamara Scott, the State Director (who I was on the radio with […]