“What Thanksgiving Looks Like” My mother sent a photo of a huge female turkey sitting on her bird feeder.
Thanksgiving will be tragically solemn for many families this year, a more recent example being the families of Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz—two young men murdered and one injured by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha over a yea
Q: How has the Biden administration created a “seismic shift” in border security?
Q: What do Iowans need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment?
“Angel’s Front Door” I used to have a friend who lived in Paris.
My brother, Tyler, and I—on the rare occasions we’re together—often spin hypothetical scenarios about living off-the-grid or being self-sufficient.

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Greetings from Capitol Hill: K-12 Funding On Tuesday, March 22, the Iowa House and Iowa Senate reached an agreement on K-12 education funding for the upcoming school year (2016-2017). A joint conference committee has agreed to provide an increase of 2.25 percent to K-12 schools, which amounts to...
Honoring Atomic Veterans This week, I had the rare privilege of managing a resolution to honor some of our country’s unsung heroes. From 1948-1958, the U.S. military conducted a number of tests on the nuclear bomb. Many of those involved were exposed to high levels of radiation which affected...
A bipartisan initiative passed the Legislature on March 15, providing a tax cut to thousands of Iowans. House File 2433, which aligns Iowa’s tax code with many federal tax changes for 2015, includes these highlights: • Farmers and small business owners - Section 179 expensing allows them to take...
If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of the people who practice politics. They’re fed up with politicians, they’ve lost faith and confidence in the political elite, and they don’t believe that the realm where politicians ply their craft—...
Tax season is upon us once again.  Across the country, millions of Americans are taking time out of their busy schedules to file their tax returns.  But with tax season, unfortunately, comes a tide of deceitful tax scammers who prey upon Americans and try to bilk them out of their hard-earned money...
Session schedule The Iowa Legislature is scheduled to complete its session on April 19. Before this deadline, the legislature must come to an agreement on the seven components of the state budget. Over the next month our attention will be turning more heavily to discussing the budget so that we...
A bipartisan initiative passed the Legislature on March 15, providing a tax cut to thousands of Iowans. House File 2433, which aligns Iowa’s tax code with many federal tax changes for 2015, includes these highlights: • Farmers and small business owners - Section 179 expensing allows them to take...
National Ag Day We started the week by celebrating National Ag Day on Tuesday when we took time to appreciate the fact that everyone in the United States, as my colleague, Senator Zumbach, told us, “has bountiful, high quality, safe, environmentally friendly, low cost food.” Iowa has the...
If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of the people who practice politics. They’re fed up with politicians, they’ve lost faith and confidence in the political elite, and they don’t believe that the realm where politicians ply their craft—...
Session schedule The Iowa Legislature is scheduled to complete its session on April 19. Before this deadline, the legislature must come to an agreement on the seven components of the state budget. Over the next month our attention will be turning more heavily to discussing the budget so that we...

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