‘Speed Limit Phenomenon’ In Government

My wife and I were driving down Interstate Highway 80 on Sunday, and we experienced one of the cardinal rules of law-making. You don’t read about this in the textbooks. But it’s as certain as death and taxes. The rule amounts to this: When politicians give us something, it’s not long before we want more of the same. On Sunday, we were humming along at 70 miles per hour.

News Quiz: Fireworks in Iowa

Fireworks have long been associated with the celebration of the Fourth of July. However, Iowa still holds a ban on most types of fireworks, not including some sparklers and snakes that have been legalized. How much do you know about the history of fireworks, both in Iowa and across the United States?