Lisa Bloom describes our Suspicion Nation.  Race and Politics in the USA.  Dr. Cal Beisner takes a bite out of the EPA for failing to hold themselves accountable.  And talking about Resisting the Green Dragon. Then, the continuing saga of the persecution of  UofI president, Sally Mason.  Libs are consuming their own.  An entertaining horror show.  

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Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes Arizona's religious freedom law.  So how should the tension between  "non-discrimination" vs "religious freedom"  be resolved?  Iowans make a stab at it.

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Harley Geiger from the Deputy Director of the Freedom Security and Surveillance Project drums up support the US Freedom act to secure privacy  and security rights for Americans.  Michelle Chrystal pushes to repeal Iowa's Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Program.   Then University of Iowa President Sally Mason gets bullied by confused activists.


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David Schultz says it's time to fix "Election Law and Democratic Theory".  He says it's broke.  Rev. Demastus talks about an upcoming Men's Conference.  Michio Kaku describes "The Future of the Mind" .   And the knockout game has come to Ames Iowa?

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Congressman Steve King talks issues...and wonders if the Putin AND US should learn from the Ukrainian uprising and another look at the egg wars.   David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance with a look at our energy future.  Gov Branstad is in Washington, on MSNBC.  And if engineers get paid so much,  why aren't we producing more of them?  What ever happened to supply and demand?

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Wesley Smith talks about the War on Humans.  He says the neo-pagan animal rights movement is toxic to people.   John Stewart plays fast and loose with an ID story.  Ryan Mauro says Iowa is on an FBI list which contains concerns about Muslims of American "villages".   And a couple of Iowa teenagers are in deep shinola over the killing of a American Bald Eagle. 

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The Midwest Israeli Consul General, Roey Gilad,  talks about US-Israeli issues.  Then the sugar-corn syrup wars heat up with a "buy the science guy" technique.  And a vending machine mugger doesn't get workmen's comp just cuz he used a fork-lift on one. Iowa weather becomes news.  And Rep Greg Heartsill wants to toughen Iowa abortion laws.  Pro-aborts aren't amused.

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The Iowa Birth Organization is promoting decriminalizing mid-wifery.  Mandi Hillman and Megan Day-Suhr are doulas.  Vigorous conversation with them and a bunch of Iowans on both sides of the issue.

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Dave Hendricks introduces us to Connecticut Yankee Pedaller in Chariton.  And are truckers hiding something?  It's illegal even to have a place to hide stuff.  Then, attorney Lance LoRusso reviews the Michael Dunn verdict. When Cops Kill.  Before you "stand your ground" consider the consequence.  Then nutty things done in the name of religion.

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Joe Meints talks common sense about drug addiction...St. Gregory Retreat Center.  Thomas Fleming describes the biggest mistake committed by President Thomas Jefferson that nobody ever heard of.  "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War"  Os Guinness in Iowa to suggest how The Global Public Square can strengthen religious freedom.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-17.mp3
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Carl Kerby....Reasons for Hope...getting ready for some creation lectures and another debate with an Iowa Atheist.  "What's the purpose of government?"   Click.  Then,  some Iowa farmers don't  any high powered transmission lines across their property even if they carry Iowa Wind Energy.  Caroline Sheritan, Diane Dar and Jerry Crew.

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Can Iowa teachers be held responsible for the kids this generation is sending them?  Vigorous conversation.  Then,  somebody wants to make it illegal to burn wood for heat in fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.  A case?

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Judy Hintz brings some moms who successfully helped their kids overcome education struggles.  Educational Resources.    Tamara Scott and Jane Robbins lobby against Iowa's Common Core. Sam Clovis running for Senate...issues.

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To drone or not to drone...that's the question.  Then,  Iowa hugged the Common Core tar baby.   Can we un-hug?   Henry Burke is a civil engineer.  Says Iowa's commitment to the Common Core is a big mistake.  Then, Senator Brad Zaun intros legislation to kill it.

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As I recall from the last legislative session, promises were made to some of  the newbies that some of their important, but socially hot button issues, were  going to be delayed until this current session. Now it appears that the  leadership class of both parties have agreed to move the funnel dates for this  session up two weeks to prevent controversial, non-budget issues to be brought  up to avoid controversy and to get back home to begin campaigning. Gone are two  weeks from the session. Take a look.

Concurrent Resolutions that amended the Joint Rules of the House and Senate  and chopped two full weeks off of our funnel deadlines. The specific resolutions  are House Concurrent Resolution 104 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 101.

Here’s how it happened:

The Senate filed SCR 101 on the first day of session, January 13, 2014 and it  was immediately placed on their calendar, seen here on page 9 of Senate Journal.

As soon as it was placed on the calendar, Senator Gronstal asked for and  received unanimous consent to immediately consider SCR 101, indicated on page 10 of Senate Journal.

Then Senator Gronstal made the motion to adopt SCR 101 and the motion  prevailed by a voice vote. SCR 101 was immediately messaged to the House (also  on page 10 of the Senate Journal).

On the second day of the session, January 14, 2014, Representative Upmeyer  asked for and received unanimous consent to immediately consider HCR 104 (which  is identical to SCR 101) – This is on page 50 of the House Journal.

SCR 101 was substituted for HCR 104 and Representative Windschitl made the  motion to adopt SCR 101 and the motion prevailed by a voice vote, seen on pages 51 and 52 of House Journal.

Almost no legislator outside of leadership – either Republican or Democrat –  that realized what they voted on. They just trusted the process.

Now many of the pieces of legislation and issues which politicians ran on  will be left on the early funnel room floor. A number of legislators feel like  their leadership has played them. They may have a case. There are some very  unhappy legislators.

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The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science--Professor Tim Ball.  The political fraud that the global warming scam is.  Then, what should you do if your student loan is in default?  Bruce Mesnekoof  says don't file for your tax return until you are out of default.  Then,  did some of Iowa's coyotes end up in Joe Namath's Super Bowl coat?

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 Ambassador Francis Rooney, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Author of The Global Vatican.  Issues.  John King, CNN, with a new Sunday AM political show.  Senator Harkin talks about his plan to raise the minimum wage on MSNC.  Mike Whalen gives us some great news about how the free market has save one Iowa woman thousands of dollars on medical bills. Richard Rosenthal from  The Lexus Project  is trying to rescue Iowa's pit bull, Killer, from execution.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-07.mp3
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In Iowa it is almost impossible to shut down an ineffective, damaging and unneeded government program.  Or you'll get sued.  And a federal judge will call you names if you try.   Casey Luskin says he was frustrated over the results of the Nye-Ham debate the other night.   Here's another great response from Gary DeMar.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-06.mp3
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 Medical marijuana in Iowa?  Two Iowa moms, Maria LeFrance and Sally Gaer have kids with severe seizures.  They think the symptoms could be diminished.  They are asking Iowans to support a change in the law.  Dave Price helps us re-live the horror of the Caucus Chaos.  Then, Mike Demastus thinks it wasn't nice for the Polk County Republican platform committee to drop the platform when the committee numbers were down.  Some ruffled feathers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-05.mp3
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David Parsons is bringing a very rare Tyndale Bible to Iowa this week-end.  Public is invited to view it.   Then,  a swatted up police raid on a Des Moines family is raising eyebrows.  And is the high number of K-2 grade school kids being expelled related to the cop story?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-02-04.mp3
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We are giving tax credits to our economic competitors to build "green" technology to sell us, guaranteeing our economy will be less competitive.  It's the great circle of life.  Diana Furchtgott-Roth tells the story.  "Regulating to Disaster".    Then,  Coke decides to sell politics instead of brown, carbonated, sugary drinks.  Danny Carroll is the new co-chair of the Iowa Republican Party.  Issues.  Congressman Steve King takes after immigration, debt-ceiling hikes and the farm bill.

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