Public Interest Institute Publications

Briefs

September 2006 – Why Constitutional Interpretation Matters

October 2006 – The Federal Marriage Amendment: A Needed Protection

November 2006 – Protecting an Enduring Right: The Second Amendment During Times of Emergency

December 2006 – The National Sales Tax: A Direction of Moral Clarity

February 2007 – Do Citizens Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms? Original Intent Says Yes

March 2007 – Prison Solutions: Faith-Based Rehabilitation and Privatization Show Promise

April 2007 – Pay As You Go Budgeting: False Assurance of Fiscal Responsibility

May 2007 – Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Visits Iowa: A True Reality Based Discussion

June 2007 – Advancing E Pluribus Unum: The Leadership of Private Foundations and Organizations

July 2007 – A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Why Substituting More Democracy at the Expense of the Electoral College is a Bad Idea

August 2007 – Three Cheers for Washington: Remembering the Nation’s First Chief on Constitution Day

September 2007 – The Missouri Plan: A Free Market Approach to Health Care

November 2007 – Iowa School Districts Should Consider Administrative Privatization and Consolidation

December 2007 – Scuttle the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)

March 2008 – Remington Arms Company, the Supreme Court & the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

April 2008 – The Future of Limited Government in Iowa

May 2008 – Fiscal Storm on the Horizon: The Looming Entitlement Crisis

June 2008 – The Declining State of Higher Education*

July 2008 – Marriage is Worth Constitutional Protection

August 2008 – Ryan’s Roadmap

September 2008 – District of Columbia v. Heller: A Victory and a Warning

October 2008 – Does National Identity and Heritage Matter?

January 2009 – Governing by the Founder’s Constitution: The Presidency of Warren G. Harding

February 2009 – Follow the Constitution Rather Than Keynes

March 2009 – The American Option: A Plan for Economic Recovery

April 2009 – The Fourth Wave of Progressivism

May 2009 – The Federal Marriage Amendment: A Prudent Course of Action

May 2009 – What Has Happened to Constitutional Government?

June 2009 – A Republic If You Can Keep It: Failing to Teach First Principles

August 2009 – Cutting Federal Spending Must Be a Top Priority

September 2009 – Ideas Have Consequences

October 2009 – Health Care and the Constitution

November 2009 – How to “Return to Normalcy” in America: Follow the Example of President Warren G. Harding

January 2010 – A Conservative View Toward Public Policy and the Political Process

February 2010 – An Economic Policy Solution for 2010

March 2010 – A Supply-Side Solution

April 2010 – The Mount Vernon Statement

May 2010 – Health Care: A Constitutional Question

July 2010 – The Progressive Offensive Continues

August 2010 – Humphrey’s Warning

September 2010 – Men of Ideas: Conservatives Do Have Policy Solutions

October 2010 – The Wisdom of President Warren G. Harding

November 2010 – Remembering President Warren G. Harding

December 2010 – The Year of Uncertainty

January 2011 – The Patriot’s Toolbox: Policy Ideas From a Free Market Perspective

February 2011 – The New Deal Dilemma

March 2011 – The Economy and the National Debt: An Economic and Constitutional Debate

April 2011 – The Need for Economy in Government

May 2011 – Is Iowa Moving In A Supply-Side Direction?

June 2011 – Coolidge, Davis, and the Historic 1924 Presidential Election

July 2011 – The Peril of the Republic: The Decline of Civic Education

August 2011 – The Harding-Coolidge Path to Prosperity

September 2011 – The Debt Limit Compromise and the Future of Limited Government

October 2011 – How to Create Jobs and Revive the Economy

November 2011 – The Ideology of Environmentalism

January 2012 – The Problem of Uncontrolled Government Spending

March 2012 – A Republic, Not a Democracy: A Defense of the Electoral College

April 2012 – TABOR: A Pro-Growth Solution for Iowa

May 2012 – Health Care and the Problem of Overdiagnosis

June 2012 – Milton Friedman and the Power of Ideas

July 2012 – Constitutional Limited Government and the Path to Economic Recovery

August 2012 – Health Care, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Limited Government

September 2012 – The Solution to Economic Growth

November 2012 – The Challenge to Liberty

February 2013 – The Economic and Fiscal Crisis Continues

March 2013 – The Second Inaugural Address and the Future of Constitutional Limited Government

April 2013 – The Great Coolidge Revival

July 2013 – A Renewed Call for a Federal Marriage Amendment

August 2013 – The National Debt and the Future of the Republic

February 2014 – Herbert Hoover and the Transformational Election of 1932

April 2014 – A Time for Choosing

May 2014 – The Decline of Civic Education and the Liberal Arts

June 2014 – A Revival of the Nixon-Reagan Coalition?

July 2014 – Herbert Hoover’s Crusade Against New Deal Liberalism

August 2014 – Remembering Senator Barry Goldwater’s Historic Campaign

September 2014 – Federalism and the Future of Constitutional Government

October 2014 – The American Economic Crisis Remains

November 2014 – The Consequence of Progressive Economic Policies

March 2015 – The National Debt Must Be Addressed

June 2015 – The Danger of Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track Trade Authority

July 2015 – An Economics Lesson From President Warren G. Harding

August 2015 – The Forgotten Alexander Hamilton

September 2015 – It’s Time to Renew the American Century

October 2015 – The Electoral College and the United States Constitution

November 2015 – A Pro-American Tax Plan

December 2015 – Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Our National Interest?

January 2016 – The Government Spending and Debt Crisis Continues

February 2016 – A Conservative Pro-American Plan for Immigration Reform

March 2016 – The Crisis of Liberalism

April 2016 – Abraham Lincoln’s Prophetic Warning

May 2016 – It’s Time to Reform Our Immigration Policy

June 2016 – Iowa Budget and Fiscal Policy: The Need for Bolder Policies

July 2016 – Our Dangerous Retreat From the Constitution

August 2016 – Restoring Constitutionalism, Federalism, and Solving our National Fiscal Crisis: The Possibility of an Article V Convention of the States

September 2016 – Calvin Coolidge’s Lesson on Civic Responsibility

October 2016 – Do We Have to Settle for the New Economic “Normal”?

December 2016 – America First!

January 2017 – A Call To Preserve the Electoral College

February 2017 – The Wisconsin Miracle: Governor Scott Walker and the Historic Act 10 Reform Measure

February 2017 – Limited Government Policies Lead to Economic Growth

April 2017 – Wisconsin in the Aftermath of Act 10

May 2017 – Iowa Taxpayers Deserve Constitutional Protection

June 2017 – Should Iowa High School Students be Required to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam Before They Graduate?

July 2017 – Iowa Policymakers: Do Not Let Kansas or Liberals Scare You Away From Tax Reform

August 2017 – President Trump’s American System

Iowa Economic Scorecard

October 2006 – The Historical Success of Tax Cuts

January 2007 – Is Limited Government a Serious Idea or Just Flummery?

April 2007 – Why Capitalism is Important

July 2007 – Transparency in State Spending Encourages Limited Government

October 2007 – A Prudent State Budget Requires Responsible Budgeting and No Gimmicks

September 2015 – More Pro-Growth Policies Needed in Iowa’s Budget

July 2017 – Tax Reform and Priority-Based Budgeting Can Solve Iowa’s Economic Problems

Limits

December 2008 – Election 2008: A Crossroads?

December 2010 – The 2010 Elections: A Return to Conservatism?

June 2015 – Beware of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast-Track

December 2015 – Look to Calvin Coolidge Concerning Trade Policy

December 2016 – A Taxpayer Friendly Election

March 2017 – Is Collective Bargaining a Constitutional Right? And Other Issues by Mutual Agreement

June 2017 – The American Model of Economics: Follow the Example of Harding and Coolidge

September 2017 – Governor Theodore Christianson’s Model for State Government

Policy Studies

February 2008 – Iowa Higher-Education’s Third Way: Community Colleges’ 2 + 2 Programs*

December 2008 – Governing by the Founder’s Constitution: The Presidency of Warren G. Harding*

April 2009 – A Republic If You Can Keep It: Failing to Teach First Principles

October 2009 – How to “Return to Normalcy” in America: Follow the Example of President Warren G. Harding*

September 2010 – The Wisdom of President Warren G. Harding*

August 2011 – The Harding-Coolidge Path to Prosperity: What Policymakers Can Learn From the 1920s to Solve the Budget Crisis and Create a Sound Economy*

February 2012 – TABOR: A Pro-Growth Solution for Iowa

November 2013 – Herbert Hoover and the Transformational Election of 1932

September 2014 – A Citizen’s Introduction to Federalism: Federalism and the Future of Constitutional Government

September 2015 – The Electoral College: Explaining a Constitutional Mystery and Defending American Constitutionalism

August 2016 – Restoring Constitutionalism, Federalism, and Solving our National Fiscal Crisis: The Possibility of an Article V Convention of the States

February 2017 – The Great Recession and the “New Normal” Economy

February 2017 – The Wisconsin Miracle: Governor Scott Walker and the Historic Act 10 Reform Measure

July 2017 – President Donald Trump and the American Conservative Movement

 
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