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The ‘Unforgiven’:Eastwood Electrifies Americans, Offends Media

By Bob Haus A while back, I wrote a post about Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” advertisement, which ran during the Super Bowl. I thought it was brilliant, catching the exact sentiment of America. Last night, I watc...
by Bob Haus


Supreme Court Times Decision to Deny Future Criticism

Written by Bob Haus Today, the Supreme Court struck down major portions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law. My post today is not meant to argue the merits of that law, #SB1070, but to highlight what I think was a bril...
by Bob Haus


Policy Debates, or Hatfield vs. McCoys?

The Role of Third Party Groups in State Legislative Elections: Policy Debates, or Hatfield vs. McCoys? Written By Bob Haus Iowa’s 2012 legislative primaries saw a number of “independent expenditures” from groups not assoc...
by Bob Haus


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America’s Second Half

“This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do, the world’s gonna hear the roar of our engines.  Yeah, it’s halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin.”...
by Bob Haus


Animal House and The Debt Ceiling Debate

I have to admit at the front end of this article that I have been on vacation with my family for a couple of weeks. When I left, President Obama and congressional leaders were arguing about raising the federal debt ceiling limi...
by Bob Haus



Palin and Bachmann: A Very Good Problem for Republicans

By Bob Haus My good friend Craig Robinson has an excellent article analyzing the potential candidacy of former Governor Sarah Palin on his site, The Iowa Republican. For those of you who follow Republican politics closely, it...
by Bob Haus