John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.
John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Conservatives should be the first to hold police accountable, not the last.
John Hendrickson: States following limited-government policies, such as North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas, are leading the way in terms of economic growth.
The Des Moines Register called for an end to the office of Lieutenant Governor held by Kim Reynolds, but were silent with her liberal predecessors.
Jason Schultz: Growth in spending in the good years can lead to problems in the tighter years. The Iowa Legislature is set to increase our budget for FY17.
Our Founding Fathers wisely placed methods in our Constitution by which states could place restraint on federal power which has been used irresponsibly.
What conservatives ought to seek for nations in the European Union is what America’s Founding Fathers sought – the right to govern itself.
Prospective 2016 Presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke at CPAC 2013, full transcript and video available.
There is an ongoing civil war within the Republican Party. How does one bring social conservatives, moderates, and libertarians together?
By John Hendrickson The Wall Street Journal declared that 2011 was “the year of school choice.” School choice, which offers more freedom and opportunities in education for families while improving the educational structure, is still currently on the march as many states are pursuing educational reforms. The school choice movement demonstrates the power of ideas […]
After a long break, here is finally another post. This time, I’m going to deal with a subject I’ve began to interest myself in in the past months: Behavioral economics. Don’t know what it is? Nothing to be embarrassed about. Basically, normally in economics we assume humans are rational. However, we all know humans aren’t […]
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) spoke at 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) yesterday in Washington, D.C. King’s speech focused on the growth of the government’s reach into Americans’ everyday lives. Money quote: “I want my liberty back! How did a nation born of freedom and liberty lose its freedom and liberty? How does a nation […]
The first week of the 2012 session is in the books. I want you to know that I will continue to work toward the principles for which I was elected; we called it smaller, smarter government. This picture shows how House Republicans alongside the Governor have done that. The two volumes on the left are […]
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) met last week in Scottsdale, AZ. They are an organization whose mission is “to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public.” They have […]
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has said that this week is “the first time that I’ve campaigned in earnest in Iowa.” Since he’s been here more than any other candidate, what was he doing before? This is spin to address his lagging poll numbers. In the last Iowa Poll he polled at 6%. In the […]