Opinion: Cruz Vs Branstad-Offending The Corn God

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and his son Eric have decided to go after Senator Ted Cruz, the front runner for the Iowa Republican Caucus, because he doesn’t support extending the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) ethanol subsidy, which is their favorite government welfare program, past 2022.  For years, not supporting ethanol has been described as a […]

A Pipeline, Eminent Domain, Possible Corruption, And The Power Of The State

Governor Branstad has found himself in the middle of a great deal of controversy over the Bakken Pipeline that is about to run through the heart of Iowa farmland to benefit a private corporation, based in Texas, that has economic ties to his friends. Personally, like 64 percent of Iowans, I don’t have a problem with a […]

Opinion: Confederate Flag Controversy Doesn’t Pass Tinker Test

“It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” 1969 Supreme Court Majority Opinion In 1969, the United States Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 decision in the famous Tinker v. Des Moines case that the first amendment also applies […]

Opinion: Register Not Trump Has Cheapened The Electoral Process

Yesterday, the paywall loving and intrusive ad serving Des Moines Register and their editorial board gave Donald Trump a strongly worded lecture on how he has “cheapened the electoral process” through his controversial comments on Senator John McCain while in reality it is the Des Moines Register that has continued to cheapen the electoral process […]

Opinion: You Are The Leader You Have Been Searching For

For years, we have searched for political leaders and political parties to fix our problems instead of working to solve problems on our own. We have waited and expected someone else to do the heavy lifting. It hasn’t happened and worldwide this has led to disastrous results and it is obvious that no system of […]