For this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart highlights some clips from the MSNBC climate forum on Thursday at Georgetown University.

Before that, Shane discusses two rulings that impact religious liberty, the whistleblower scandal, and yet another gaffe by former Vice President Joe Biden.

This week on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, the founder and national spokesperson for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, about his response to an article in Vox that asked, "Is Wealth Immoral?" 

Dr. Beisner also recently authored a booklet entitled Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel that those who make a donation to the Cornwall Alliance can receive (just mention you would like the book in the comment field).

On today's episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Brian Kluth, the spokesperson of the Bless Your Pastor campaign that is part of the National Association of Evangelicals about how churches and church members can bless their church's pastoral staff. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the anti-semitism of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Omar came to the United States from Somalia when she was eight and is the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress.

Omar, a Muslim, has gotten in hot water for anti-semitic remarks and just co-sponsored a pro-BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction Israel) resolution which she defended this week during the House Foreign Relations Committee.

On this edition of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Chase Holm about his candidacy for Mayor of Des Moines.

Learn more about his campaign here.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses former Vice President Joe Biden's flip flop on the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the taxpayer funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. 

Then, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says something crazy. Shocking, we know. 

Finally, Shane speaks with Roland Warren, president and CEO of Care Net, about the recent disappointing Supreme Court ruling and what he believes should be the next step for the pro-life community.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's threat of a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods coming into the United States to force Mexico to help with our illegal immigration problem. 

Shane also discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's one, and perhaps only, public statement on his two-year investigation and subsequent report. 

Former State Rep. Walt Rogers joined Shane to discuss the Tax Education Foundation and his new role as Deputy Director with them. 

For today's Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Stephanie Taub, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that protects the religious conscience of healthcare workers. 

Then, Shane had a conversation with State Auditor Rob Sand about his priorities and the ideas he's working on as Iowa's new state auditor, his recent town hall tour, an upcoming investigation into spread pricing with Iowa's Medicaid program, and why he doesn't want the federal courthouse in Des Moines to move. 

Former Congressman David Young, R-Iowa, joins Shane to discuss why he is running for Congress again in 2020 and what he hopes to accomplish if elected. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks with Jonathan Williams, the chief economist and vice president of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) about the 2019 Rich States Poor States Report he co-authors.

Where did Iowa land? They discuss. 

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Tim Overlin, executive director of Personhood Iowa, and State Rep. Skyler Wheeler, R-Orange City, about the Iowa Legislature's second funnel week.

This week, non-appropriations bills had to pass in the Iowa House or Senate and then clear a committee in the opposite chamber to be considered this year.

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