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The Politics of Ferguson

Michael Brown’s death was a tragedy. Anytime a young life is taken, it is a tragedy. The politicization of this shooting is equally tragic. It has caused chaos, destruction and violence. While Darren Wilson might not be guilt...
by Kevin Hall

Carson at CPAC (Davidson)

Carson Shines with Iowa Social Conservatives

DES MOINES – The Family Leader’s Bob Vander Plaats has told more than one reporter that he believes Ben Carson is more than a candidate, he is a movement. That opinion was reinforced Saturday after Carson headlined The Fami...
by Kevin Hall


Kevin’s Korner: Emperor Barack, Hillary Induces Vomit and Grassley the Statesman

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. Although many of us who believe in the Constitution are justifiably ou...
by Kevin Hall



Costello, Other Republicans Eyeing Ernst’s State Senate Seat

Just when you thought election season was over, it’s about to begin again. In fact, southwest Iowans could be involved in two primary and two general elections over the next few months. First up, there will be a special elect...
by Kevin Hall

Iowa National Guard

Initial Reaction to Iowa National Guard Deployment to Fight Ebola

An Iowa National Guard unit is expected to send approximately 80 of their soldiers to West Africa next year to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The deployment, ordered by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, af...
by Kevin Hall


Kim Reynolds at Family Leader

Kevin’s Korner: Potential Guv Candidates, Gruber Stupor and Overseas Ventures for Votes

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. Now that we have had a little time to celebrate the election resu...
by Kevin Hall