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To Rule or To Govern

I was preparing for my weekly broadcast on our Sioux City Catholic radio network when I came across a recent article by Angelo Codevilla—a sort of addendum to his seminal article written for the American Spectator in 2010. In...
by Sam Clovis


Storms Abrewin’

By Sam Clovis Over the past several months, I’ve made a habit of watching the Sunday talk shows. It’s not that I think the shows provide the slightest bit of enlightenment above their entertainment value, but I do find wat...
by Sam Clovis


Lest We Be Fooled

Last week was a tough one for conservatives across the country.  First, we had to endure the cat-scratching of the RNC over the incredibly misguided Growth and Opportunity Project report and then we had to feel the full heat o...
by Sam Clovis


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The Dynamics of the Season, Part IV

By Sam Clovis Now that I have over-generalized and over-simplified the various facets of the three dominant political philosophies in play in the Republican Party of Iowa, perhaps now I ought to discuss why any of this should m...
by Sam Clovis

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The Dynamics of the Season, Part III

By Sam Clovis It seems whenever I encounter someone who admits they are a moderate they give the impression that being around a conservative makes them uncomfortable.  Though the moderates are loyal to the republican party, th...
by Sam Clovis



The Dynamics of the Season, Part II

By Sam Clovis The libertarian way of thinking can be summed up in just four words—minimum government, maximum freedom.  In a recent interview on our station, Carla Howell, executive director of the Libertarian National Commi...
by Sam Clovis