Faith McDonnell of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance join Brian Myers and Joel Kurtinitis on this week’s Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.
Hillary Clinton said during a campaign rally in Omaha, NE on Monday that she will raise taxes on the middle class to loud applause from her supporters.
Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to speak at the Greater Des Moines Partnership at noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The favorite toy of many little (and big) boys is a shiny, new pick-up truck. Pick-up trucks are used for both work and play, by farmers, electricians, carpenters, and weekend warriors. A new 2013 Ford F-150 will run a big boy a minimum of $25,000, and as much as $50,000. Because of this, new registrations […]
Comparing the private sector and the public sector it is clear that over-regulation and high taxes hinder our nation’s prosperity.
The second article in a series by Jason Schmidt that compares the private sector with the public sector.
In a series on Political PvP (Player vs. Player), Jason Schmidt looks at the difference between budgeting in the private sector versus the public sector.
Round one is done. The Denver debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama showed Romney to be the aggressor. How did undecideds see the debate?
No one likes to lose, even at Tic-Tac-Toe or flipping a coin. The phrase, “Heads I win, tails you lose,” describes those who attempt to use trickery to prevent losing to their opponents. It also illustrates the politicians’ current attempts to frame issues to assure that their positions will win. Presently, debate rages over wealth […]
In a 2008 debate, Charlie Gibson asked Barack Obama about his support for raising capital gains taxes, given the historical record of government losing net revenue as a result. Obama persevered: “Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” A most revealing window into our president’s political […]
The great debt default “crisis” is over- for now. It seems everyone is mad, or at least not happy, about both the outcome and the way we got there. It was great political theater that the American people seemed to have hated. But one thing that struck me during all the talk by the politicians […]
Sometimes you can gain insight into a Republican by what the Democrats say about him. Back in 2008, when Pawlenty was being considered for the Vice-Presidential slot by John McCain, the Minnesota Independent tried to sideswipe Pawlenty with this quote in an article entitled, How Tim Pawlenty Made his Case for VP by Wrecking […]
(In case you missed it and don’t have time to read the complete transcript.) Moderator: Welcome to the Coe College Gubernatorial Debate. Opening jabs, gentlemen. Chet Culver: Coe College is the best college in Iowa, except for the others. Terry Branstad: President what’s-his-name is best college president ever. Culver: Cedar Rapids has the best mayor […]
Throughout this whole health care reform business we’ve seen a lot of partisan game playing, heard a great deal about closed doors, and even the occasional reference to smoke and mirrors. As noted in a Caffeinated Thoughts post earlier this week, Philip Klein at the American Spectator has added another name to the mix very […]
By Kraig Paulsen, Iowa House Republican Leader This weekend I was on the Iowa Public Television program, Iowa Press, with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We discussed several issues that are before the legislature (you can click here to watch it online or read the transcript). One of the questions asked was what will the 2010 […]
Doing some Saturday link loving of blogger friends and causes I support… I haven’t done that in awhile. 40 Days For Life: Abortion Snowed Out All American Blogger: My CPAC Interview with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Gerrard Fess: The 4 Rs in dealing with Death Head Noises: Everyone is Speaking in Monotone Kansas Bob: Facebook […]