September 28th, 2010

TIR Adds Two New Weekly Contributors in Clovis and Gettemy is adding to its roster of weekly contributors.  Rob Gettemy, a former Republican congressional candidate from Cedar Rapids, will begin writing a weekly column that will be published every Wednesday.  Dr. Sam Clovis, a popular radio personality and college professor from Sioux City, will begin writing a weekly column that will publish on Monday’s.

Gettemy and Clovis join Nathan Tucker, an attorney for Davenport as weekly columnists.  The new additions will provide with more conservative voices from other parts of the state.  The move gives contributors from Sioux City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport.

Rob Gettemy has a 10 plus year track record as a corporate executive most of which was spent as Vice President of Direct Sales and Service for Parsons Technology.   Following his corporate career, Rob became an entrepreneur where he has started three business, two of which have been sold.  Rob and his family continue to own a startup Christian apparel company,

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Rob is an instructor of entrepreneurship at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at University of Iowa.  Every semester, Rob has the opportunity to teach as many as 200 students how to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Rob is an active member of Marion Christian Church in Marion and Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary.  Rob was also a candidate for US congress in Iowa’s 2nd District in the 2010 Republican primary won by Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

Dr. Sam Clovis is the host of Impact with Sam Clovis, aired daily on KSCJ, 1360 AM, Sioux City, Iowa.  Addressing contemporary topics, Sam provides unique analysis and commentary for the top rated program in its time slot in the Siouxland market.

His education and experience allow him unique insights into events of the day.  A strong conservative in the mold of Russell Kirk and William Buckley, Sam insists on intellectual honesty.  The professor holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama, an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS in Political Science from the US Air Force Academy.

He served 25 years in the Air Force as a fighter pilot and has extensive experience in the private and not for profit sectors.  He is currently the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at a small private college in Sioux City.  He is also a former Fellow at the Homeland Security Institute and is a member of the faculty at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

His website is  He also publishes a free monthly newsletter.  For information, visit his website.  Clovis will begin his weekly column on Monday.

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About the Author

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country.

Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses.

A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states.

Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site,

Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing.

Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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