New York Times

News: Where You Grow Up Matters

The New York Times: The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares Excerpt Children who grow up in some places go on to earn much more than they would if they grew up elsewhere. Commentary This was a very insightful analysis about how where we come from plays into our future […]

Congressman Tom Cole Stands up to Fight Alzheimer’s

Six months ago, I joined a planning committee here in Central Iowa to help promote awareness during June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month. The work was rewarding and insightful and the month ended with great news. According to an Alzheimer’s Association press release: The House Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman […]

San Francisco Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban Excerpt Two Craven County high school students want the FDA to change the rules for gay men who want to donate blood. Brianna Culler, 16, started the petition after her friend, Travi Massey, was turned away from a blood drive at West Craven High School. The 17-year-old admitted he […]


Defeat Alzheimer’s Disease

Together, we can defeat Alzheimer’s Disease. It will take time and it will take millions of dollars. But as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only killer in the top ten without treatment or a cure, it must be the focus of the medial community starting today. Together we […]

Experian Social Security

We Want and Need a Balanced Budget

One of the things I love about my state of Iowa is that we have a law on the books that says the state can not spend more than it takes in. Period. There is very little gray area. Of course, this legislative session saw the legislature request the use of surplus funds to fund […]