Tag Archives: Hobby Lobby

Branstad Mixes State With Church, Creates A Bad Cocktail

Governor Branstad’s latest little in-your-face move of signing a proclamation calling on Iowans to participate in a bible reading marathon from June 30 to July 3rd in front of all 99 courthouses simultaneously is simply way out of bounds. Whatever … Continue reading

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Mid-July Hodge-Podge

Paula Poundstone tweets: “CNN headline said Sarah Palin calls for “impeachment,” but it did not say of whom, and there is no evidence that she knows.” Joni Ernst also favors impeachment and will be willing to waste your time and … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Hobby Lobby

As a son of a woman, a spouse to a woman, the father of two young women and the uncle of several women, I could hardly let the decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius go by without comment. Briefly this … Continue reading

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Questions For Candidates In 2014

As we pass Independence Day and inch closer to the heavy political season (it never stops anymore) we need to get ready for the real job of a democracy. The past two years in particular have resulted in gridlock caused … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge – Corporate Welfare Queens And Hobby Lobby

Methinks the main reason many laws don’t get changed is that legislators can’t admit they were wrong. Let’s take marijuana for example. Admitting that that it is much less harmful than alcohol and that it does have medicinal qualities that … Continue reading

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