WASHINGTON DC (April 15, 2019) — American innovation is second to none. Our creativity and forward-facing approach to everything from health-care to telecom to artificial-intelligence has made and kept us a world leader. It didn’t happen by accident. It’s been achieved through American ingenuity and, in part, taxpayer-funded research happening every day in universities, labs, and hospitals around the country.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (April 15, 2019) — As discussions at the Capitol continue on adult-use of cannabis, Illinois is moving ahead with plans to expand and make permanent the help that medical-cannabis has provided to thousands of people.

WASHINGTON DC (April 15, 2019) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa joined Sen Mike Enzi of Wyoming and a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health-care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plans rule.

WASHINGTON DC (April 15, 2019) — To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid Iowans in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county-offices are providing a variety of program-flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers, and impacted communities at large.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — Living Proof Exhibit grew out of a friendship between two women who used art as therapy in coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. In 2010, the two women curated their first exhibit of work by cancer survivors. The organization’s annual juried show has been exhibited at the Figge Art Museum, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Dubuque Museum of Art, and the Peoria Public Library.

Because I'm both a Libertarian and a loudmouth, I'm frequently hit with questions about libertarianism (and the Libertarian Party). Recently this one came up:

"What is the most controversial belief of Libertarians?"

Could it be our support of immigration-freedom (and, generally, freedom to travel)?

Or our demand for separation of school and state?

Perhaps our hard-line support for gun rights?

Or our stand for legalization of all drugs?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (April 15, 2019) — Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has commissioned experts at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to undertake the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes to dementia.

APPLETON, WISCONSIN (April 14, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits had their five-game winning-streak snapped by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a 6-3 loss at Fox Cities Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Wisconsin hitters capitalized on eight walks from Bandits pitchers and collected eight hits. The Bandits took two of the three games in the series.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 14, 2019) — Senator Cory Booker will make the first stop on his national “Justice for All Tour” in Iowa on April 15 and 16, where he will focus in on the communities in Iowa which, for too long, have been forgotten, left out, and left behind.