There's No Constitutional Right To Own a Pit Bull, Federal Court Says
Plus: A flawed study on marijuana risks, the collapsing publishing-house merger, and more...
The Election Betting Markets Fell Short. They're Still the Most Flexible Predictor.
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
An Iowa Jury Awards $12 Million in Damages to a Man Who Was Wrongly Imprisoned for Sexual Abuse
A former guidance counselor served six years of a 25-year sentence thanks to a public defender's incompetence.
1st Amendment Protects Activist Recordings of Factory Farms, Rules Federal Judge
While animal-rights activists still risk trespassing charges, the state of Iowa cannot make it illegal to record while trespassing on private property.
Republican Governors and Attorneys General Think Every State Is a Border State
Some states that do not border Mexico have sought to play a role in immigration policy.
Field of Welfare: How COVID Funds Might Build a Money-Losing Ballpark in a Cornfield
Is there a single movie more tied up with lousy government policy than Field of Dreams?
In Iowa, You No Longer Need a Permit To Sell Guns Across the Road from the Governor's Mansion
A new state law prohibits localities from prohibiting or licensing "no-impact" home-based businesses. That's allowing a Des Moines couple to sell guns from their house located just across the street from the governor's mansion.
COVID Taught More Than 1 Million Parents the Value of School Choice
Educational freedom is good for everybody but unions, bureaucrats, and the education establishment.
School Choice Is a Smart Political Move
With educational freedom at stake, these midterm elections could defy the odds and be constructive.
A New Frontier in the War on Meth: A 40 Percent Tax on Bongs You Can't Use To Smoke Meth
Iowa smoke shop owners say the tax would be "a ban without being an outright ban."
Joni Ernst Retains Iowa Senate Seat
Democrats had high hopes of flipping the state.
The 5 (Mostly Libertarian) Candidates Who Might Get Blamed for Tipping Control of the Senate
Lindsey Graham just dodged a third-party bullet, but there are a handful of other tossup Senate races where third-party candidates could exceed the major candidates' margin.
Cop Who Allegedly Kneed a Subdued Suspect in the Eye '20 to 30 Times' Gets Qualified Immunity
"I believe there is sufficient evidence of a clearly established Fourth Amendment violation," writes the dissenting judge.
Iowa Governor Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands With Felony Records
Iowa was the last state in the U.S. with a lifetime voting ban for anyone with a felony record.
Nativist Congressman Steve King Loses Republican Primary
Good riddance to the racist, anti-immigrant congressman from Iowa.
Dems Want to Run the Country, but They Can't Even Run an Election in Iowa
Plus: What is the Shadow app? And are the Iowa caucuses dead?
Undercover Animal Rights Investigation Snares Iowa State Senator Who Sponsored State's Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law
If you think the worse thing you can do to a pig is kill it, footage from Rozenboom's farm will disabuse you of that notion.
A 15-Year Sentence for Burning a Stolen Gay Pride Flag Is Not Justice
Hate crime enhancements meet three-strikes laws, and the consequences are terrible.
Local Man Uses Viral Fame To Raise $1 Million for Charity, Journalist Digs Up Offensive Tweets He Made at Age 16
Carson King is the latest victim of a cancel culture that's out of control.
An Iowa Man Wins His Free Speech Suit After Being Charged for a Facebook Rant Against a Cop
Jon Goldsmith was charged with third-degree harassment after calling Deputy Cory Dorsey a "stupid sum bitch" online.
'Heartbeat Bills' Banning Almost All Abortions Are Back
Plus: Parsing competing paid-leave proposals, wisdom from Justin Amash, and Pete Buttigieg on Chick-fil-A.
Judge Says a College Club Has the Right To Demand Its Leaders Abide by Christian Values
The University of Iowa revoked credentials from Business Leaders in Christ for setting sex and marriage requirements for its leaders.
Mollie Tibbetts' Mom Takes in the Son of Undocumented Immigrants
The Tibbetts family is not letting their daughter's death be used to support Trumpist immigration policies.
A Man Accused of Sex Abuse is Free Due to the Prosecutor's Drinking Problem
Elected officials must be mindful that their indiscretions can have very public consequences.
Steve King Slams NRCC for Supporting Gay Candidate, Hopes Kagan and Sotomayor 'Elope to Cuba'
The Iowa Republican is dialing up the anti-gay rhetoric.
Will Cronyism Doom Scott Walker's Re-election? Here's What to Watch in Next Week's Gubernatorial Races.
Two other Republican incumbents in the Midwest could also be in trouble. And Stacey Abrams could become America's first black female governor.
Video Shows What Really Happened When an Iowa Officer Accidentally Shot a Woman
Officer Jesse Hill said he mistakenly shot and killed a woman when her dog attacked him. Body cam footage shows him slipping on ice.
Iowa Eye Surgeon Wants to Open His Own Clinic. For 14 Years, His Competitors Have Stopped Him.
A lawsuit challenging Iowa's Certificate of Need laws goes before a federal judge today.
Mollie Tibbetts' Relatives: Stop Using Her Death as 'Political Propaganda'
After police said Tibbetts' killer is an illegal immigrant, conservatives started using her death to argue for stricter immigration enforcement.
Neighbors Call Police on 10-Year-Old Iowa Girl Selling Cookies on the Street
One neighbor said she was concerned about the extra traffic.
Iowa Farmers Could Lose $620 Million From U.S.-China Trade War
Commodities are falling across the board, but soybean farmers are taking the brunt. What's happening in Iowa is the perfect demonstration of why trade works.
City Threatens to Sue Online Gadfly for Complaining About Bad Smells
A web developer's First Amendment lawsuit says Sibley, Iowa, officials conspired to silence him.
Iowa Eye Doctor Sues State Over Cronyist Rule That's Kept Him Out of Business Since 2004
Hospitals use CON laws to stop potential competition, limiting care for patients and opportunities for doctors.
Iowa Expands Medical Marijuana Access; Looks to Strike Deal With Minnesota for Quicker Access
Taking medical marijuana across state lines isn't any more illegal than transporting it within a state.
Gov. Terry Branstad Pushed Certificate of Need Reform; Iowa Hospitals Killed It
State Rep says hospitals are "holding entrepreneurial physicians and clinics hostage" with CON laws. That's exactly right.