The Des Moines Register’s editorial board suggests the Iowa Legislature implement a sin tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity and help the state budget.
Iowa Senate Democrats are trying to advance three bills that would move Iowa toward being a nanny state with more government control.
Here’s this week’s edition’s edition of miscellany. 1. The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Thanksgiving Family Forum. Did you miss it? I did as well due to a family obligation. Never fear! You can watch the whole thing online here. I also enjoyed reading Kevin Hall’s live blog of the event while I was at Jordan Creek […]
Michelle Malkin named Mike Huckabee one of her 10 biggest nanny-staters. Here is part of what she said about Huckabee (emphasis mine): Nanny State Republican Mike Huckabee, who used his bully pulpit position as Arkansas governor to campaign for Big Government-endorsed “healthier living” in public schools and private life, naturally sided with Mrs. Obama — […]
I’m not sure what bothers me more, what Michelle Obama said on Monday during the bill signing for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 or that Mike Huckabee supports the measure. POLITICO reported former Arkansas Governor Huckabee’s statement in support of the new law that allows the Federal government to regulate food served in […]
In remarks made yesterday during the signing of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, First Lady Michelle Obama regarding deciding what children ought to eat, “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.” She went on to say: I think that parents have a right to expect that their efforts at home won’t be undone each […]
My family and I celebrated Independence Day by firing off some bottle rockets, lighting some fountains, and other fireworks… relax we were in Indiana where it is legal. In Iowa, fireworks have been banned since the early 1930s when a lot of downtown Spencer was burnt down. Oh we do get our poppers, sparklers, and […]
I have an idea. The citizens of Iowa that live in Johnson County (Iowa City/Coralville) are a special kind of Iowan. They are mostly left of center politically much in the way San Francisco is to California. So I was thinking about a way they could do their thing and the rest of the state […]
1. The Jungle Hut: Understanding Latin American Politics by Rita Vernoy It’s complicated. It is complicated by the culture and the history. All of the Latin American countries have a kind of democracy…most of the time. In spite of the independence each country has won from their past revolutions, there seems to be no method […]