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July 8th, 2011

Welcome to TIR 2.0

As you can tell, we have made a number of changes to While we have been working on the new version of the site for quite some time, we were not necessarily ready to debut it quite yet. However, when the old site crashed late Wednesday night we made the decision to launch the new site instead of putting in countless hours resurrecting the old site that was going to be phased out anyway.

With the launch of the new site being a bit premature, there are still a number of things we will be working on. So please be patient while we tinker with the site. I also wanted to make you aware of a couple of new features.

1. We have changed how we categorize articles. Articles will now be found in one of four categories, Presidential, Congressional, Iowa News, or Commentary. This allows us to feature content regarding the 2012 presidential race as well as the congressional races, which should produce plenty of content in 2012.

2. The comment section has been totally revamped. The new system allows you to like, dislike, or share articles via your own social networking sites. After you type your comment, guests are required to provide an email, or you can sign in with one of your social networking accounts.

As always, we value your input and suggestions. If you see something that doesn’t seem right or doesn’t work, please let us know.

Thank you for your patience.

Craig Robinson

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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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