TIR EXCLUSIVE: Ron Corbett Nomination Petitions Challenged

In one of the most cut and dry cases in ballot qualification, Ron Corbett fails to gather enough signatures to join the 2018 Gubernatorial Republican Primary Ballot. It all started Friday afternoon when Ron Corbett’s campaign brought their petitions to the Iowa Secretary of State just thirty minutes before the 5:00 p.m. deadline. Rumors had…

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Every Man Can Win

I was surprised recently to learn about an ad put out by a group called “Farmers for Free Trade,” a 501(c)(4) non-profit “dedicated…

Governor Reynolds Flexes Muscle Getting on the Ballot

Last week, Governor Kim Reynolds submitted almost 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Her campaign reported that this was twice the required…

The Case of Steve Forbes and the $1,500 iPhone

The Thursday before last (1 March) President Trump met at the White House with steel and aluminum executives representing industry leaders such as…

Grassley Positioned to Become President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Sen. Charles Grassley, first elected to the Senate on Reagan’s coattails in 1980, currently ranks 3rd in seniority among Republicans in that body,…

Bring on the Russian bots!

When I was in high school, a number of jokes made the rounds (from some proximate cause which I no longer remember) about…

Editorial: AFSCME, engineer of its own demise

Quad City Times Editorial Board, February 28, 2018 Public employee unions might be all but toast in the U.S. Supreme Court. And…

No Brainer: Victims’ Rights Amendment Could be a Winner for Iowa Candidates

Marsy’s Law for Iowa releases survey showing strong support for legislation   Earlier this week, a group supporting a constitutional amendment promoting victims…

Iowa Ranked Best State in the Nation!

Iowa got some good news yesterday and so did Governor Kim Reynolds. US News and World Report ranked Iowa the #1 state in…

Northey Receives Senate Approval for USDA Appointment

Northey’s appointment was held up for months. by Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa — On Tuesday, the long wait for Iowa Secretary Bill Northey ended….

Yes, the Corruption and the Incompetence of the FBI are Interrelated

On Saturday evening, February 17th, President Trump in a tweet linked the politicization of the FBI to its failure to stop the mass…