By Tom Quiner This is a trivia quiz:  who was the most unpopular President to ever leave office? Richard Nixon Harry Truman George W. Bush Herbert Hoover The answer is Harry Truman.  His popularity rating was a scant 22 percent when he left office in 1952, worse even than President Nixon’s 24 percent at the…

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By Tom Quiner Let us revisit a notorious statement from last year: “The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who…

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By Tom Quiner The rest of the media is catching up with Quiner’s Diner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LWNTUK8KtA] Last week, we wrote about the explosion of new government jobs under the Obama administration at the same time employment in the private sector has plummeted. We wrote about how these government jobs are overwhelmingly directed to government unions who…

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By Tom Quiner By and large, Iowans are sensible and frugal. Yes, Des Moines and Iowa City have their fair share of big-spending liberals. But most Iowans have been blessed with some common sense. That leads me to Central Iowa’s Congressman, Leonard Boswell.  I think Mr. Boswell is a good guy.  Having said that, I…

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By Tom Quiner Did you read Dear Abby on Saturday? Read it here:  http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/21/1962299/dear-abby-couples-polar-politics.html#ixzz0onsfxhFQ In a nutshell, a young couple are experiencing difficulties in their relationship due to significant political differences.  The writer poses this question:  “How can we learn to have a mutual respect for our political opinions while not compromising what each believes?”…

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By Tom Quiner As seen in the Des Moines Register on November 29, 2009 Two heartbreaking tragedies hit Great Britain earlier this decade. Tragedy #1 killed 2,000 people .   Tragedy #2 killed 25,000. If you went by the media coverage, tragedy #1 was worse.  Those people died from a heat wave that swept the entire…

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By Tom Quiner The public increasingly rejects the Democrat’s leftward lurchings.  Polls show that the Dems may take a big hit at the polls this November. What’s a political party to do when the public rejects their message?  How about pass a law that restricts the free speech of the opposition? That is the net…

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By Tom Quiner Here’s what I said on my recent post titled, A Tale of Two Protests: “Something’s wrong when public employee unions donate lavishly to one political party, the one that keeps the perks and jobs flowing for these unions, while the rest of America sacrifices and suffers.” Here’s a response I received back:…

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By Tom Quiner “What’s a fetus?” That was the question posed by the young woman to an employee of Planned Parenthood.  She asked because she was six to eight weeks pregnant. Here is what Planned Parenthood told her: “The fetus is the developing embryo inside of you.  But at this point, there’s nothing developed at…

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By Tom Quiner As seen in the Des Moines Register on February 7, 2010 One out of two African-American pregnancies end in abortion. Does it matter? I was advised by a voice I respect that I’m walking into a minefield, that perhaps a white guy shouldn’t be writing about black abortion.  I drove out to…

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