Announcement: Write in Richard Dedor on November 4

After watching enough negative advertisements, listening to candidate statements, and reading about the two leading candidates running to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, I encourage all Iowans to look at their options and consider me as a write-in to represent them, the great people of Iowa, as their US Senator in the next Congress.

US Constitution

Standing Up For Free Speech

Commencement is an end as well as a beginning and graduating from college should symbolize the final transition into a full-fledged adult; one with obligations and opportunities, but one that also requires adult thinking. This past spring, world-renowned and oft-respected former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and current leader of the International Monetary Fund Christine […]

ACLU Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Continues to Evolve

As is true with many issues in politics, my own opinion on medical marijuana has been an evolving viewpoint. This week I’m going to touch on two topics: medical marijuana and the recreational use of marijuana. Please keep in mind that my opinions continue to evolve and the latter deserves (and will receive) further debate […]

Joe Scarborough

How Joe Scarborough Can Become President

This story originally appeared on Medium. In order to win a national election in this country, you have to have a few things going in your favor. First, you must have an electable persona. It sounds cliche but it is true in today’s media-driven world. Look at candidates like Mitt Romney and Al Gore; super-smart […]

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The Death Tax

I was pleasantly surprised as I began to research this week’s video on the dreaded “death tax” or more officially name the Estate Tax. I thought that it was still a low threshold for money that you will pass on to your family that is taxes. Surprisingly, it is now over $5 million that you […]


The Gay Blood Ban

The ban on gay men donating blood is tragic and can be avoided. There are growing numbers of people out to overturn the ban, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and the group, Banned4Life.