So Iowans are still wanting to know about how to process the stuff coming out of Ferguson.  And stuff what gets left out of stories about lawsuits...including a story blasting Governor Brandstad and firing "judges".  Simon is in Israel...on a bus...interesting.

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Kid repair expert ....Judy her Educational Resources best.  Then  Chuck Abbot,  a techie from Teraclean,  decarbonizes the world.  And we have a WINNER on the Connecticut Yankee Pedaller...Congrats to Linda Matijevick... happy riding.  And feedback on the riots.

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 Dr. Lee Hieb takes part in post gubernatorial debate reaction....and Iowans wonder about the Michael Brown death in Ferguson.

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David Young, running for congress.  Issues.  Then, what would it take to impel Iowans to support a re-engagement in Iraq?  Then,  Iowans give Iowa public employee the platinum health care benefits and pay for 97% of it.

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In the early 80’s, Nobel winning economist Milton Friedman wrote,  The Tyranny of the Status Quo.   It was the provocative title of a book which pointed to the enduring power of bureaucrats to stay in power and of rent-seeking politicians to resist even the best thought out remedies—for rent-seeking politicians.

This week, after Obamacrats distributed thousands of DACA kids (Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals) to school districts around the country, almost every pol and pundit repeated the same conventional wisdom—that it is federal law which entitles  the children of illegals to a free, tax-funded public education.

Not once was that assumption challenged, by anybody.   In fact, almost every form of media repeated the same refrain.  USA Today, “All children are entitled to a free public education regardless of legal status.” 

A Fox news anchor talked to a lawyer from the National School Board Association who said, “First of all, public schools  all across the country are keenly aware  that they have a legal obligation to educate all children, including immigrant children  regardless of their legal status.”

Bill O’Reilly, along with one of  his token liberal “experts”   bloviated, “…this is according to federal law which states every child in America regardless of their immigrant status is entitled…to equal access to a basic public education…”    Bill intoned, “…the important thing is that every child on American soil is entitled...”   “…the Supreme Court ruled on that.” said the attorney in a burst of late interview honesty.

The only problem with all of these authoritative statements is that they are all wrong.  There is NO federal law which says, “All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a public education…regardless of their or their parent’s…immigration status.”  

This “law” is really an opinion of a 5-4 “vote” of SCOTUS in 1982 which mysteriously “found” that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was violated if Texas taxpayers didn’t want to pay for the education of Mexican kids.  Plyler vs. Doe.

 Upon that split opinion has this whole edifice been built.  That opinion was conveyed as law, binding on all states even though this was only a Texas lawsuit.   In my home state, on the Iowa Department of Education website, “Plyer is still controlling law today for all states.”

Even at the time, the dissenting opinion, written by Chief Justice Warren Burger, joined by Rehnquist, White and O’Conner, nailed it.  “In an effort to become an omnipotent problem solver, the court distorts our constitutional function…and …illegal aliens have NO right whatever to be here, and the state may reasonably, and constitutionally, elect not to provide them with government services at the expense of those who are lawfully in the state.” 

Plyler has cost taxpayers billions upon billions of unaccountable spending, rewarding all the usual suspects—teachers unions, federally funded ESL programs, immigration activists, and Hispanic political racialists.     Plus, it has created a vast moral hazard which attracts even more illegals with the promise of easy access to OPM.   And it has funded an army of educrats who feed upon the problems they helped generate—with the promise to finally fix stuff IF we can get them just  a little more OPM.

That pundits insist upon referring to Plyler as “law” and that the political class has a vested interest in maintaining the scam IS the “tyranny of the status quo”. 

Those of us who understand the hustle should upon every occasion insist upon reminding educrats, bureaucrats, and immicrats  (I just coined that word…meaning government activists who feed upon the illegal immigration chaos of their own making) of several points.

1.     Judges don’t make law.   You have to be a Harvard Law grad to believe they do.

2.  Opinions of SCOTUS aren’t law.   Article VI, Section 2 of the US  Constitution lists three things as the “supreme law of the land.”   (1) This constitution: (2) The laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance of it;  and (3) All treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States.    You’ll search in vain to find “court opinions” listed as law in the Constitution.

3   Courts can’t raise taxes or tell congress how to or upon what they must   spend money.

4.      A SCOTUS opinion which is unconstitutional should be resisted at every level.  

5.     If ever there was a 10th Amendment case for “nullification” it is Plyler. 

6.     DACA presents a crisis which should not go to waste.

“I do not charge the judges with willful and ill-intentioned error; but honest error must be arrested where its toleration leads to public ruin.”   Jefferson







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Joel Karsten, The Straw Bale Gardening, questions and answers.  Nixon's Secrets...Roger insider reveals some of the rest of the story.  Then,  carded for buying rubber cement?  Huh?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-13.mp3
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When their lips are moving,  protect your life, liberty and property.  Saweet Corn Heaven,  then Jonathan Narcisse runs for governor...issues.

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Sam Clovis talks stuff and issues.  Mark Davis say the rest of the country should take an example of prosperity from Texas...Lone Star America...then riding my it away at the Fair.  Connecticut Yankee Pedaller...

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Dr. Lee Hieb with a debate preview.  Jeff Burkett with an ambushing Joni alert. A mother of a severely handicapped boy is disappointed with the lack of handicapped camping spots at the Iowa State Fair.

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Jim Hawkins Professional Educators of Iowa talks about professional alternatives for teachers and offers advice on how to fix stuff.   Then, says it's time to make political choices with our money...Robert Kuykendall and Chris Walker...coming to Family Leadership Conference.  Governor Bobby Jindal talks about Common Core ( he just sued it out of his state)  and immigration.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-07.mp3
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Freedom to Marry brings Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry in Iowa...they want to remove DOMA from the Republican Party Platform.  Senator Rand Paul in Iowa...issues.  Then HOOD (Helping Others Obtain Destiny) and Mothers Against Violence...Pastor Corey Brooks from Chicago in Iowa, trying to help.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-08-06.mp3
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Joel McDurmon with Jesus vs. Jerusalem.  How Christians should think about the Israel vs. Hamas conflict.   Then, frustrated victims of theft ponder "taking the law into their own hands."

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More Joni bashing? ... does race baiting still work?  Identity politics?  The annual what do we do with the "homeless" conversation.  And downsizing the military again?   An on-going conversation with Iowa.

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Dr. Lee Hieb, Libertarian Party Candidate for governor.  Issues.  Great as usual.  Then,  unintentional humor is the best.  Then wrestling over the theology of forgiveness.  Unforgivable.

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Bob Dane says expect more executive order Obama nonsense during the legislative Summer break.  Thomas Woods say Joni Ernst is exactly right on the "nullification" issue...Jefferson agrees.   Sheriff McCarthy is selling whoppers,  but not at Burger King.

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Senator Rand Paul talks about the collapse of checks and balances.  The Benham Brothers inspire with their story of over-coming the PC Nazis.  And Walmart may have carded too many Iowans.  They are Not happy.

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Bob Vander Platts highlights the upcoming Family Leadership Summit.  Congressman Steve King is discouraged about the lack of interest of some Americans including his own party leadership to protect our rights and Constitution.  Ashley McGuire from The Catholic Association blasts Obama for the nomination of Rabbi Saperstein for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom...his first act?  Blasting the Hobby Lobby decision.  Plus, Iowa educrats are dumbing down their grading system...again.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-29.mp3
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Brooke Charleston, with an insight into sex trafficking...back from Thailand.  Inspiring.  Professor Peter Mathews "Dollar Democracy"...then, Congressman King breaks out the "Impeachment" word for Obama's threatened lawless amnesty executive orders.

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Dr. Mary's Monkey...Edward Haslam tries to re-write some history about the polio virus, Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination.   An unarmed bank robber, plus a track team loses the championship...why?  

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Mark Lucas--Iowa State Director of Americans for Prosperity...targeting Braley.  Matt Whitaker from Liberty Institute represents Bob Eschliman, former editor of the Newton Daily News, fired for privately criticizing the gay lobby. And honoring those who make the world work.  Helmets for bikers (motorized)?  The bikes, not the helmets.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-24.mp3
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Jon Neiderbach, Democrat candidate for State Auditor.  Issues. Professor Roger McKoewn describes the Obamacare court snafus.  Secretary of State Matt Schultz disenfranchises dead people.  And the Crony Christian Capitalist "faith-based" cons continue the caper.  (that may be an alliteration record of some kind)...blowing the whistle.

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Illegal toy guns,  the debate aabout M-16's, Mattel, Randy Couture, Iowa wrestling history, MMA, Mike Chapman, the evils of Ragbrai, and Iowa passive-aggressive.

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 David Bozell calls upon Reince Priebus to discipline Thad Cochran's slimy run-off campaign against Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi senate race. Then,  Iowans respond to the wars in Gaza and Ukraine. Spirited.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-21.mp3
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Libertarian candidate for Iowa Governor, Dr. Lee Hieb,  talks about immigration and medical marijuana.   Sam Clovis has insight into the Russia-Ukrainian conflict.  And Jimmy Becker, Biking for Babies...a fundraiser for pro-life pregnancy centers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-18.mp3
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Kristine Tidgren says the Iowa Supremes booted another decision.  Ashley McGuire says the hubbub over the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision is bogus.  Then a Marshalltown High School kid gets benched for racism... Question:  Why is Racism Wrong?  For extra points.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-17.mp3
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Christie is Bad On Judges says Carrie Severino.  Pete Sepp and Andre Moylan war Iowans about impending place to tax internet sales more...Iowans respond with vigor.

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Brad Stine,--the moviePersonhood Iowaan upcoming boot camp for a new pro-life organization built upon the idea that life is worthy of protection from conception.  Steve Deace, Rebecca Maxwell and Tim Overlin talk about the issues.   Then, the religious support for illegal aliens and Iowa's role in taking them in is another case of follow the money.

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Jake Porter calls upon the governor to pardon Benton Mackenzi, cancer victim, convicted for self-medicating with marijuana.  Lew Rockwell Against the State: Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto. Insightful.   Then, recovering the push mower?  Then, Lyle Burkett, talks about to do with floors,  driveways,  showrooms, and basements that purdy and practical.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-14.mp3
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From Central Iowa Aquatics, Dave Joensen is a swimming coach.  Inspiring Iowans to learn how.   Kevin Swanson is coming to speak at the Living for God Conference.  Plus,  lotsa versions of the National Anthem.  Inspiring.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-07-03.mp3
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Jayson Lusk busts The Food Police...the food Pharisees take it on the chin.  Congressman Steve King blasts our lawless president on the immigration issue.  And Joe Meinzt from St. Gregory Retreat pain recovery techniques...using stem cells.

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Habitat For Humanity Day with the whole Des Moines crew,then, Jackie Clay, Backwoods Home self-sufficiency expert , then unplugging the Common Core from Iowa schools.  Jenni White from ROPE.

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Court talk, Pelosi nonsense, and Iowa is trying to hold its water...with cisterns.

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The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero  by James Robbins...with an Iowa angle.  Then,  Obama's lips are moving again on the  illegal immigration issue.  Then Outdoors Dan talks about a fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital...a wild animal feast..Wednesday July 30th...221-9900 for tickets.

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Iowans see the signs alone the highway, "Random Drug Stop Ahead" and don't respond well.  Alot.

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Jonathan Narcisse is still in the governor's race...Independent.  Tim Overlin makes an attempt at Iowa Republican Party unity.  Swing and a miss.  Edward Klein with juicy political gossip about the Blood Feud between the Clintons and Obamas.  David Osterberg wants more local control for CAFO's.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-25.mp3
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If a tree falls in Urbandale can anyone hear it?  Then, a bunch of un-neighborly examples embarrass Iowa.  Then,  what's  "...obedience to the unenforceable...?"  and why it's the solution to growing nannyism.

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Dr. Stephan Domenig on The Alkaline Cure...controlling body chemistry through diet.  Then feedback on the David Young nomination to the 3rd District congressional seat at the weekend convention.  And Glenn Beck apologizes to the wrong people.

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Secretary of State Matt Schultz talks about a new Boy Scout license plate for supporters.  And about the state of Iowa's electoral process.  Then,  the political class is already milking the recent flood of illegal immigrant children.  (Editor's note:  I mistakenly made reference to Cherokee when,  the true location was Clarinda and Woodward) Senator Harkin and Obama are raising a couple of billion dollars to pay for the "humanitarian crisis."   

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Harry Reid focuses on NFL trademarks while the country is in shambles.  Iowan's focus on Harry Reid.  Lotsa sprited conversation.

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Here's the link to Damien Cave's WHO article on immigration.


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Stephen Moore talks about the connection between super-wealthy Tom Steyer and Obama's failure to approve the Keystone pipeline. Then Iowans ponder what's wrong with McDonalds.  They have slipped to #10 on the list of satisfied customers.  #1?  Papa Johns.

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Shariaism is Here, Joy Brighton--feminist liberal who says even liberals are beginning to catch onto the toxic brew.  Alex Newman says taxpayers have paid for just about every phase of Shariaism.  Time to Stop.  Then,  Iowans worry about the 275 marines Obama in sending back to Iraq.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-17.mp3
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Some feedback conversation on the anniversary of "Field of Dreams".  A visiting Hispanic pastor gets "profiled" by Des Moines police.  He's not happy.  Making a fuss.  Have a case?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-16.mp3
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The gay lobby raises its flag under the Stars and Stripes in Israel.  Now Christian teams can't pray at state tournaments.  Obama tells Iraqis they are on their own.  Congressman Steve King reacts to Iraq and the Republican leadership vacuum.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-13.mp3
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This is a re-run.  Back in 2006, Robert J. Allison described in "The Crescent Obscured"  why our invitation to Islam to sample democracy wouldn't work.  This is worth a listen.

Direct download: mickelson-2006-08-08_redux.mp3
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Andrew Kelly says we have to re-design the entire student loan program.  "Room to Grow"    Then, some of the illegals wondering across the border are headed to Iowa.  Then, Orphan Train...Amanda Wahlmeir is curator of the National Orphan Train Complex in Kansas.  Then,  Iowa Iraq vets ponder the collapse of Mosul.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-12.mp3
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Gravel Dust...the story of a recovering Iowa meth addict, Larry Mongar.   Dinesh D'Sousa talks about "America: Imagine a World Without Her" a new book and soon to be released movie.  Sam Clovis thinks about fixing what ails Iowa.  Senator Rand Paul says Hillary's Taliban comments are so wrong.  And why not let illegals trade military service for citizenship?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-11.mp3
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Tamara Scott, Iowa Republican National Committeewoman (person) firing up the troops.  Then,  Cargill is dumping gestation crates.  Iowans respond.   Then, a follow-up on the Orphan Train history.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-10.mp3
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Illegal immigrants...unaccompanied kids are streaming across the border by the thousands..  The Obama response?  Spending 2 million dollars to buy them immigration attorneys.  Iowans have their own ideas.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-09.mp3
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D-Day remembered and FDR's political incorrect prayer.  Dr. Lee Hieb, Libertarian candidate for governor.  And political class continues to supply us with unintended humor.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-06.mp3
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Scott McEwen, Target America, author of American Sniper, with a novel warning for our future...OTM (other than Mexicans) mean us lots harm...terrorism is inevitable.  Bob Burg, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.  Insightful...then Senator Chuck Schumer says Congressman Steve King is the Wizard of Oz.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-06-05.mp3
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Craig Robinson, Doug Gross, Bob Vander Platts, Kathy Obradovich, and AJ Spiker dismantle the primary election results...way interesting.

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It's primary day in Iowa.   A bunch of Iowa candidates and their supporters.  Last chance politicking.  Almost everybody.

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An Iowa college student drowns while in handcuffs after a drunk boating arrest.  WTH?  Then, did  the Obamacrats really  release 5 terrorists for one deserter?  

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The following excerpts taken from Trevor Loudon’s   “Enemies Within” …current edition.

The Populist Caucus was founded on February 11, 2009, in the U.S. House of Representatives by Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa. The caucus originally included 26 other Democrats in the House.

According to Braley:

 "The middle class is the economic engine of America. Unfortunately, it has seen tough economic times lately, and it’s time for a renewed emphasis on those issues that serve to strengthen the middle class and improve the lives of working families. That’s why I established the Populist Caucus to focus exclusively on these types of issues."

 Braley’s Caucus is basically “prairie socialism,” drawing from the “populist” movement’s widespread influence in the Midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Braley wants higher taxes on the rich, socialized health care, more government education, protectionist trade policies and strengthened “consumer protection.”

Of the Populist Caucus’ 28 members in its last published roster in 2010, 15 were also past or present members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

 The Populist Caucus is simply Progressive Caucus “lite.”

 Membership, 2010 Chair

 • Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA ) - Founder & Chairman


 • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) - Vice Chair of Communications - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) - Whip Vice Chair - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) - Vice Chair of Recruitment and Member Outreach

• Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) - New Media Vice Chair - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus


 • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

• Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

• Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

• Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA ) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY )

• Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

• Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA ) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME)

• Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) - also a member of the Congressi-onal Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

• Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) - also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

• Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) – also


Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the 113th Congress



• Keith Ellison (D-MN)

• Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)


Vice Chairs

• Judy Chu (D-CA)

• David Cicilline (D-RI)

• Michael Honda (D-CA)

• Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

• Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)



• Barbara Lee (D-CA)


Senate Member

• Bernie Sanders (I-VT)


House Members

• Karen Bass (D-CA)

• Xavier Becerra (D-CA)

• Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

• Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

• Corrine Brown (D-FL)

• Michael Capuano (D-MA)

• Andre Carson (D-IN)

• Matt Cartwright (D-CA)

• Donna Christensen (D-VI)

• Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

• William (Lacy) Clay (D-MO)

• Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

• Steve Cohen (D-TN)

• John Conyers (D-MI)

• Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

• Danny Davis (D-IL)

• Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

• Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

• Donna Edwards (D-MD)

• Sam Farr (D-CA)

• Chaka Fattah (D-PA)

• Lois Frankel (D-FL)

• Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

• Alan Grayson (D-FL)

• Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

• Janice Hahn (D-CA)

• Jared Huffman (D-CA)

• Rush Holt, Jr. (D-NJ)

• Steven Horsford (D-NV)

• Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

• Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

• Hank Johnson (D-GA)

• Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

• Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)

• Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)

• John Lewis (D-GA)

• David Loebsack (D-IA)

• Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

• Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

• Ed Markey (D-IL)

• Jim McDermott (D-WA)

• James McGovern (D-IL)

• George Miller (D-CA)

• Gwen Moore (D-WI)

• Jim Moran (D-VA)

• Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

• Rick Nolan (D-MN)

• Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

• Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

• Ed Pastor (D-AZ)

• Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

• Mark Pocan (D-WI)

• Jared Polis (D-CO)

• Charles Rangel (D-NY)

• Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

• Linda Sanchez (D-CA)

• Jose Serrano (D-NY)

• Louise Slaughter (D-NY)

• Mark Takano (D-CA)

• Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

• John Tierney (D-IL)

• Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

• Maxine Waters (D-CA)

• Mel Watt (D-NC)


• Peter Welch (D-VT)

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Brad Zaun, running for Congress...issues.  Matt Whitaker, running for Senate...issues.  Drivers Ed disasters.   Congressman Steve King talking about the flood of kids coming across the border.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-30.mp3
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Trevor Loudon writes about The Enemies Within.  And he names, names...some from Iowa.   Mariannette Miller-Meeks seeks congress.   Mark Jacobs seeks the Senate.  Don Young seeks congress.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-29.mp3
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Amity Schlaes, The Forgotten Man/Graphic Edition, a new pictorial version of her best selling history.  Secretary of State Matt Schulz, running for congress...issues.  Dr. Merrill Matthews says the VA scandal will endure into the next election cycle...then Iowans respond.   Then, Gary Stewart tell his adoption story, The Most Dangerous Animal of All...his birth dad.  Why?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-28.mp3
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Monte Shaw is running for the 3rd District congressional seat.  Issues.  The Meat Racket, Christopher Leonard says the Iowa pork and beef industry is at risk.   William Perry Pendley says the 1982 Plyler case case was poorly decided and should be challenged, cuz some people think it requires Iowa taxpayers to pay for the education of the children of illegals.   And "No Fishin" from downtown bridges?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-27.mp3
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Sam Clovis is running for US Senate.  Issues.  Should non-party members vote in party primaries?  Hey!  The majority of Iowans can't fact most Americans can't swim.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-23.mp3
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Dana Fedman, pet behavior expert, describes how not to get bit.  Then a dog that did bite and sentenced to be executed gets a lawyer.   Verbiages ensues.  Lotsa verbiage.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-22.mp3
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Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun wants to be a congressman.  Issues.  Then,  remember the hero kitty that rescued the little boy from the attacking dog?  A PR expert, Ben Kaplan,  explains the phenomenon of "viral". A local church gets bullied by the gay lobby, again.  Crickets.    Plus, when automatic pilot doesn't work.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-21.mp3
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Brigitte Gabriel nukes CAIR and the apologists for Islam relative to the Nigerian mass kidnapping case.  Because the Hate Us.   Bob Cramer is running for congress.   Steve Goreham blasts climatism as a false's just wrong.  Then,  why not some true common sense for a change.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-20.mp3
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David Nelson, The Shade Tree Choir, talks about overcoming childhood abuse and thriving the help of his friends.  Janine Stange is the National Anthem Girl.  Con. Peter King says he'll run against Senator Cruz and Senator Paul to avoid a Charles Lindbergh moment.  A taste of the past with Lindbergh's Des Moines speech history.   Then, school permits for 14 year olds?  Iowans think about it.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-19.mp3
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Ed Vos facilitates for the VA... veterans health issues.   Busted for a BB gun,  Iowa Democrats pay a socialist to headline their fundrasier, the GOP wants to increase the gas tax in Iowa,  and how we can pay for road and bridge repair without raising a penny.  Friday stuff...  Oh,  Rick Santorum isn't in the hole filling business.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

David Young is running for Congress.  A redux on a conversation from 2006 wondering about Saddam's WMD's.  Georges Sada was a Saddam insider.  Saddam's Secrets.  Why does the USDA need sub-machineguns?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-15.mp3
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Getting yer lawnmower going for spring.  PNP Small Engines Guy...Jeff Nicholson.   Senator Rand Paul explains his recent statements on ID issues.  Senator Mark Chelgren says the law should be one size fits all.  Senator Rick Santorum endorses Sam Clovis...and writes a book.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-14.mp3
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Time for Iowa to strap down?      Dr. Joyce Herzog is coming to the NICHE Homeschool Conference.   Plus odds and ends from Iowa's underbelly.  Then Joe Biden is tithing with other people's money again.  And more from the "You will made to care" file.                                    

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-13.mp3
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Nationwide the VA Hospital system is under scrutiny for under-performance and in some cases,  malpractice.   So what about Iowa?  Iowans evaluate.  Then, Fr. Robert Sirico says the new Pope really isn't a political leftist...redistribute benefits, not wealth.  A valid distinction?   Then,  should Iowans have the same rights to carry at the statehouse as government employees do?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-12.mp3
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Dr. Lee Hieb,  Libertarian candidate for Iowa Governor.  Spicy Conversation.  Joel Gilbert, filmmaker, There's No Place Like Utopia.  Craig Lang, dairyman, wants to stop protecting sugar.  Sugar wars.  Then milk wars.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-09.mp3
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 Matt Kibbe says Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.  Sounds like a plan.   Then  Linda Schrock Taylor says why the Common Core dropping cursive writing is a disaster. She recommends Betty Peters as a source on Common Core problems.    Ranger Doug and the Riders in the Sky are coming to Iowa May 31st.   VP Biden says illegals are Americans already and that  the US doesn't have a creed.  Bull-hockey.   And Iowa makes national news for not having good security at statehouse...oh good.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-08.mp3
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A Newton newspaper editor gets fired for accurately reporting on the Queen James Bible.   Monte Shaw is running for Congress. Vigorous discussion.  And a 2nd helping of the Newton editor issue.   And a new trike shows up!  Cool...

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-07.mp3
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 Sonny Onoo talks about the upcoming River City Sports Festival May 9-11.  Sounds like fun. Matt Whitaker wants to be a senator from Iowa...answering a vicious endorsement from the Register.  Reb Bradley speaking at an upcoming homeschooling conference.  Some dangers to watch for.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm CST

An Iowa farm equipment salesman to Ukraine tells what it is like doing business there now in the middle of the new cold war. Gordie Siebrin.  Then Iowa shooters try to correct Joni Ernst's shooting form on her new campaign spot.  Then, a metro sporting complex at the old Dico location?


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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm CST

More interesting spin on the gotcha cam cost shifting scam in Iowa.   Congressman Steve King is being targeted by Democrat Senator Schumer.  Sam Clovis talks issues.  Vigorous issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Turns out that eating chicken drumsticks make kids aggressive and disobedient.  Horrors for the State Fair.   Eric Trager is an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood.  Speaking tonight at Drake, Olmstead Center at 7PM.  Then is our new national ethic produce prosperity?  Iowans like Iowa and are stayin'.    But,  Iowans do lack sympathy over the "botched" Oklahoma execution.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-05-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination--Thomas Bogar.  What happened to those guys anyway?  Des Moines steals the tax refunds of people who fail to pay their gotcha cam fines. The tax guy says if scoff-laws won't pay, then taxpayers will have to raise the difference.  Then,  Jim Glassman says let's build an economy and stop saying "No" so much.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

Iowa racism?  Jonathan Narcisse ruminates.   Then,  and Iowa Ice Trucker, Jeff Parkis talks about driving on the ice highways in the tundras of Alaska.  Plus the racism of  Donald Sterling has wrinkles not being discussed.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CST

Pardon the Disruption: the future you Never saw ComingClayton Rawlings says technology will soon be able to extract "truth",  and nothing but the truth  from people accused of crime.  Then,  why government needs to have some influence on marriage.  Not a bunch,  but some.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm CST

People are always asking me for recommended reading lists.     Ok.   These are my Seven for Summer. 

1. “The Making of America” by  Cleon Skousen.       This is my “smart book.”   It matches Madison’s notes taken during the Constitutional Convention with the final product.  If you wish to know of their original intent,  this is your first stop.

2. “Defending the Declaration: How the Bible and Christianity Influenced the Writing of the Declaration of Independence” by Gary Amos.      It’s the how and why the DOI is part of the organic law of the USA,  a treasure trove of ammo.

3. “When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession” by  Charles Adams.   If the mere reading of the subtitle of this book makes you feel queasy, then, you’ve been worked over and for you, this book will be an eye-opening elixir.   As usual, it’s “follow the money”. 

4. “A Disease in the Public Mind: a new understanding of why we fought the Civil War” by  Thomas Fleming.    This is a cautionary history and a warning against today’s mindless political invective which infects our culture 24/7.  The din amongst our chattering class, social media, our culture’s cultural troll factory, makes this generation’s civil discourse almost impossible.   A similar “disease” then,  took us from trash talk to real bullets.

5. “The Politics of Guilt and Pity” by Rousas J. Rushdoony.    He wrote,  “…the human race, in apostasy from God, is deeply involved in a rebellious claim to autonomy and in the guilt which follows that claim.”    The tactics of the welfare state are laid bare, and made silly.    

6. “The Christian Prince: Putting ‘Civil’ Back into Civil Government”,  by Buddy Hanson.   This is a vigorous antidote to both Machiavelli and Alinsky.   The old truism,  “…you can’t beat something with nothing…”  is answered with vigor.

7. “From Tyndale to Madison: How the Death of an English Martyr Led to the American Bill of Rights”  by Michael Farris.    Just chasing the footnotes of this rich and inspiring history should keep you busy for a long time.




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Matt Schultz,  Iowa  Secretary of State, explaining some hiring and firing controversy.  Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers are coming to  Paton, Iowa. Saturday.  Plus lotsa tricky issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

James Graham writes about the Kennedy's affection for sailing, Victura.  Sunday book signing at Beaverdale Books at 2pm.  Tie softball games, outrageous.  Then a scam phone call from the IRS.   A man runs down a bald eagle with his boat.  And an Iowa cop, shooting instructor shoot himself.  And PETA wants to build a 10 foot tall memorial for turkeys killed in a truck accident.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm CST

 The US Senate Family Forum is coming up April 25th.  Bob Vander Platts.  The Chinese are stealing from Iowa seed companies.  A big legal yawn?  Steve King has earned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg's ire.  What's up with that?  And we have to pay the money losing business of dog racing to go away.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

General James Jones wants the political class to move on the Keystone XL Pipeline.   Now!   Dr. Lee Hieb follows up on a listener question.  Then, Rev. Mike Demastus (alias Debbie Downer) offers second thoughts on the "Heaven is For Real" book and movies.  Iowans are really into it.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

Elaine Marie Cooper is a great story teller...Fields of the Fatherless.  Simon Estes had a great speech at the Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast.  He had a great message of forgiveness and love. Then, Diane Kautsky, Woodard Hearing has an upcoming expo...April 30th,  keeping what ya got.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm CST

 Dr. Lee Hieb is running for Iowa Governor as a Libertarian.  Great conversation.  Dr. Gary Pusillo is an Iowa Forensic Pathologist who is explaining the PED pig loss.  Hugh.  Then, John Stewart is an apologist who explains the truth of Easter.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm CST

Another crack at the dyslexia and autism issue...Judy Hintz has more insight.  Bloomberg is on the fast track to heaven...what does that mean for the rest of us?  James Rickards reports on The Death of Money.  What happens if the US Dollar loses its reserve currency status?  Rep. Kevin Koester takes the "hush" out of the money.  Politics and Money.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

Ken Blackwell says we have to fix Fannie and Freddie.   Joel Kurtinitis says a couple of candidates bailed on the Grandview US Senate forum for no good reason.  Danny Carroll is trying to calm the waters.  And it's illegal in Iowa under 14 to fire handguns.   Parents are wonder why they can't while under their supervision.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm CST

Iowans talk about the DNR making an ash of a guy's collectible Pontiac convertible.  And how to avoid crating a flat spot on infant's heads.  And a reconsideration of the Nevada's BLM cattle rustlers or freeloader ranchers, depending upon your ideology.  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

 Steven Kennedy plays classic guitar...very well.  The Iowa Classic Guitar Society--upcoming concerts.   Then,  JD King has a new documentary movie: Blue.  Blue vs Green.  How the Greenies have put our economy into the Red.   Tom Hoefling is primarying Governor Branstad.  Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm CST

Secularity is coming to Iowa. Saturday.   Then should Veishea be permanently dropped?    "No Way", say Iowans.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

Joseph Capizz, Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic University of American give a "Catechism for Business".    Pope says socialism is contrary to Christianity.  Susan Barton is the guru of dyslexia...coming to Iowa.   Rebekka Maxwell with the Save the Storks Summer Tour.   And a big apology to Iowa's truck drivers.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

Dr. Alan Koslow wants to assist in the breakout of secularism in Iowa.  He's bringing the grand poobah of atheism, Richard Dawkins.   Robert Cramer is running for congress.   The Constitution Quest with the Barret's, Dave, Joe, and Pam...we play the game with listeners.  (special offer for WHO listeners...enter "three" as the code when you order.)  Then,  Secretary of State Matt Schultz got sued.  Wants the Iowa Supreme Court to agree with him on protecting the Iowa voting system.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.  Dr.Terry Wahls.  (public meeting, Sunday 2:30 Des Moines Public Library)   Dr. Kevin Leman on Parenting Your Powerful Child.  Very Funny.  Then famous wardrobe malfunctions.  And some, not so famous.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm CST

Now the UN is pushing the autism agenda.  Iowans reflect.  Then another round of bully legislation conversation makes Iowans wonder about the agenda of gay lobby again.  Great, great calls and conversation.  All open-line.  Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm CST

April Fools stories which are true.  More Braleyisms.   Joe Meintz from St. Gregory Retreat Center has a new program for eating disorders.  Steve King says The Register's  Gaffe Hall of Fame List is based upon refutable lies.  Then a potential homeschooler gets great advice on how to get started.  Then the real source for the story line of the Noah movie.   Answering the questions,  "What Bible Where They Using?"   Not the one you think.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-04-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm CST

Steve Jeffery, and English physicist turned minister soon visiting Iowa to speak.  Joni Ernst, running for US Senate.   Ann Scott Tyson remembers the American Spartan, The Promise, The Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant. Then, Iowans remembering Younkers after the downtown fire.. now...and then.    Diana Kautzky introduces us hearing issues and Woodard Hearing Centers.  Prevention is the key to keeping one's hearing.

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm CST

Congressman Steve King tries to make sense of Obamacare and the Iowa Republican Straw Poll...and other absurdities.  Representative Tom Shaw talks about Constitutional Carry and Personhood.  (Two separate issues)   Then no more fishing in the Des Moines River?  Huh?

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm CST

Mary Merrit if the Iowa Right to Life Director of End of Life issues.  They have an upcoming conference...Imposed Death: A Conference on Stealth Euthanasia Saturday March 29th  515-244-1012 for reservations.   David Bossie, Citizen's United endorses Sam Clovis for Iowa Senator.  Then,  who took the fast out of fast food?  Plus,  is the Iowa meat locker industry still healthy?   Iowans say, "Yes."

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

 Diane Munns from the Environmental Defense Fund gives Congressman Bruce Braley plaudits for his support of clean energy...launching a multi-million dollar ad campaign, including Iowa.  Then,  did Joni Ernst help herself with her "make 'em squeal" campaign ad?   Then, Congressman Bruce Braley commits truth...and can he survive his own honesty?  

Direct download: mickelson-2014-03-26.mp3
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