At Liberty by Adam Sullivan

Iowa embraces mobile ID

Iowa may soon become the first state to offer smartphone-based ID cards. When Iowa announced a pilot program for its mobile ID app in 2014, the projec ...

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Local letter deserves attention

A 107-word commentary in an Iowa newspaper sparked an international conversation this week.A Dubuque woman wrote to the Telegraph Herald newspaper in ...

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A step forward on medical marijuana in Iowa

The last-minute medical marijuana compromise in the final hours of the 2017 Iowa Legislature put some lawmakers in a peculiar position.On one side, we ...

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Iowa City school bond proposal mixes urgent with unknowns

Iowa City schools are asking voters this September to borrow $192 million to fund school construction.The bond would help fund a wide range of facilit ...

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What is the Iowa House afraid of?

Nancy Gutcher worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years. She's a veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She describes herself as a #x201c;Christia ...

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A realistic foreign agenda

There's an emerging divide within the Republican Party over foreign policy and it's on display right now in Iowa's Congressional delegation.A few of I ...

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What will Dems do in 2018?

Conventional wisdom and recent history suggest that 2018 will be a good year for Democrats. The incumbent president's party often sustains losses duri ...

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Accuracy matters online, too

Adam Sullivan, At LibertyOne of the most heated legislative issues of the year reached a climax this week when the Republican Legislature approved a b ...

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A chance to reform Iowa marijuana laws

Iowa has fallen behind the rest of the nation.The vast majority of Americans now live in places with safe access to medical marijuana. Eight states ha ...

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Steve King conservatism and the future of the GOP

You probably know already that Congressman Steve King made international headlines this week when he said #x201c;We can't restore our civilization wit ...

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Iowa’s so-called voter ID bill is about much more than voter ID.

Adam Sullivan, At LibertyThe Iowa Senate soon will take up a House-approved bill that would require voters to show identification at their polling pla ...

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Overhaul Iowa’s licensing system

A bill to reform professional licensing was killed in dramatic fashion in the Iowa House this week.Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, literally tore his c ...

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Remove housing restrictions

Urban development is not known as one of the sexier aspects of public policy. More than once, I've known planning and zoning commissions to be the but ...

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Choose meaningful victories over ideological purity

Iowans are waking up to the fact that our recent statehouse elections may prove more impactful than the bitter presidential election.Voters made Iowa ...

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