Talkin’ ARPA

Talkin’ ARPA

Washington D.C. gave local governments across the country trillions of dollars through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  To understand how that money was spent, ITR Foundation focused on a selection of cities and counties ...
A History Lesson for President Joe Biden

A History Lesson for President Joe Biden

A nation emerging from a significant pandemic and an economic downturn awaited President Joe Biden in early 2021. President Warren G. Harding inherited a similar situation after winning the 1920 election in a landslide. But ...
July Revenue Figures Show Strength In Times of Uncertainty

July Revenue Figures Show Strength In Times of Uncertainty

The first month of Iowa’s new fiscal year is now behind us. While looking at a single month is just one small slice of the pie, it might be hinting at some economic trends we ...
Make the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Permanent

Make the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Permanent

No one knows the future direction of the American economy, but several danger signs are ahead. One is continued inflation at 40-year highs or worse — a cruel hidden tax that eats away wages and savings, with more ...
Herbert Hoover, America’s forgotten conservative

Herbert Hoover, America’s forgotten conservative

President Herbert Hoover led a remarkable life that was based upon public service, humanitarianism, and a belief that America is an exceptional nation. Nevertheless, many conservatives today are often critical of Hoover. Some have even ...
Reviving Civic Education in Iowa

Reviving Civic Education in Iowa

If anything good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic it is the growing awareness by parents across the nation about what is being taught in schools. This is especially true concerning civic education. For ...
Food Freedom Law Appetizing to Entrepreneurs and Home-Based Businesses

Food Freedom Law Appetizing to Entrepreneurs and Home-Based Businesses

By Sarah Curry, DBA Everyone loves a good farmers’ market on a hot summer afternoon, and Iowa has a long history with these classic representatives of direct retail. The first one in the state began ...
Where Did Iowa’s Local COVID Relief Funds Go?

Where Did Iowa’s Local COVID Relief Funds Go?

In March 2021, the United States was in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to previous large-scale stimulus measures, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on a party-line vote. Relief for ...
The Impact of the National Recession on Iowa

The Impact of the National Recession on Iowa

Politicians, policy makers, and members of the media are scrambling to redefine the term “recession” for the American public. Sometimes these explanations are counter to the traditional economic classification of a recession which is ...

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The FBI Never Raided Herbert Hoover

The FBI Never Raided Herbert Hoover

John joins the ITR podcast to talk about the FBI raid at the home of former President Donald Trump. John and Chris discuss why it happened and what it means for Trump.
Where Did Iowa’s Local Relief Funds Go?

Where Did Iowa’s Local Relief Funds Go?

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law directed huge sums of money to state and local government. Sarah joined the ITR Live podcast to reveal her findings as to
Save Our States

Save Our States

John joins the ITR Live podcast to answer some very important and difficult questions such as what is federalism, why we have the Electoral College, and what is so dangerous about the National Popular movement.