Jan 03 2019

Trump’s proposed concealed-carry law will reduce crime, protect Americans

Stephen Kim was a kind, hardworking father of three young boys who, in 2017, was shot to death in Des Moines during a robbery attempt.  The Burmese-American’s sons, all under the age of 9, witnessed his murder.  No arrests were made.  Kim’s murder was among 1,247,321 violent crimes perpetrated in America in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07 2017

History favors Reynolds in match against Corbett

Important historical precedents provide an intriguing backdrop to the recently announced challenge to Gov. Kim Reynolds by Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, the former speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11 2017


On May 1, a black separatist named Kendrex White stabbed three white men and an Asian on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, in what’s been described as a hate crime. One of White’s victims, freshman Harrison Brown, died. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17 2017

Ron’s Older Brother Was No Cypher

Todd Blodgett (right) in 1985 with Ronald Reagan’s brother, Neil Reagan. Blodgett later became an informant for the FBI on white supremacist groups.
(The Washington Post)

J. Neil “Moon” Reagan helped to line up his younger brother’s employment with General Electric and as the host of TV’s “Death Valley Days.”

In Frank Gannon’s review (Bookshelf, Feb. 5) of the otherwise excellent book “The Reagan Enigma: 1964-1980” by Thomas C. Reed, the late President’s brother, J. Neil Reagan, is “dismissed as a self-interested hack.” Nothing could be more untrue. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17 2017

US – North Korea on brink of war

but who wins?

May 11 2016

JFK’s United States is as gone as his party

Todd Blodgett, columnist and writer

Todd Blodgett, columnist and writer

John F. Kennedy would’ve been 99 on May 29. Had he lived as long as his mother and grandmother, he’d still be with us. But the America he so proudly served – as a Navy officer in World War II, in Congress and as president – is now a different country.

The lives of many Americans have not been improved by the post-JFK changes; that’s why tens of millions of Americans miss President Kennedy’s USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06 2015

Former Reagan White House aide and FBI informant “wows” Noon Rotary audience (VIDEO)

GOP Operative went undercover, Spied on neo-Nazis; KKK – and became a Junkie (Watch video as he tells his story)

Todd Blodgett at the podium

MASON CITY – Former White House aide Todd Blodgett addressed a full banquet room of Noon Rotary club members and others on Aug. 3 at Mason City’s Prime & Wine restaurant. Most of the audience of about 100 people clearly enjoyed his remarks, which centered on his service on Ronald Reagan’s White House staff, and his work for the FBI monitoring White Supremacists and Hate Groups. “I’ve been a member here for many, many years,” a Rotarian told NorthIowaToday.com, “and Mr. Blodgett was one of the best speakers we’ve ever hosted. He was serious, but he spoke in a way that got some big laughs. He was compelling, entertaining, and looked like a million bucks in that white sport coat.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09 2015

Politics by mob must end

Todd Blodgett Author, Columnist

Todd Blodgett
Author, Columnist

On Jan. 19 protesters throughout the U.S. hijacked the Martin Luther King holiday. Instead of honoring Dr. King, they disrupted commerce in several major cities.

In November and December 2014, looting by rioters angry at racially diverse grand juries for not indicting cops in Missouri and New York were facilitated by a lack of leadership. Read the rest of this entry »