Monthly Archives: March 2011

On Cronies

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States As someone who believes in the ability of … Continue reading

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On Civility

This past weekend I watched the old black and white movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It is a story about an idealistic and respectful young man appointed by the state Governor to replace a U.S. Senator that died suddenly.  … Continue reading

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On History

“Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you.” Deuteronomy 32:7, the Holy Bible One of the things that have always struck me … Continue reading

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on HSF 117

Tonight I had the opportunity to speak on the floor of the Iowa House regarding House Study Bill 117 (now House File 525). This bill deals with public employee collective bargaining agreements. Currently it has moved out of committee and … Continue reading

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on the Flu

This past week I was home ill with the flu. I don’t remember the last time I was so sick. Have you ever been sick like that? Spending your days in bed or on the couch, curled up in a … Continue reading

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