Perry’s Ride – A Post Memorial Day Round Up

It is often said that Labor Day signifies the point in a general election where voters really begin to focus on the upcoming election, and so the campaigns really seem to ratchet up. For Republican caucus campaigns in Iowa, I h...
by Craig Robinson

Straw Poll

Cloud of Uncertainty over Iowa Straw Poll

Like many Iowa Republicans, some of my greatest political memories are associated with the Iowa Straw Poll. I worked my first Straw Poll at the age of 22 in 1999. It was terrifying waiting for my buses full of Steve Forbes’ s...
by Craig Robinson


Crunch Time: Straw Poll Decision Required Before May 28 Meeting

Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he would not be participating in the Republican Party of Iowa’s Straw Poll, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th,at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone. Bush’s de...
by Craig Robinson



RNC Should De-Regulate the 2016 Presidential Debates

This week members of the Republican National Committee gathered in Phoenix for the organization’s spring meeting. One of the big topics on the agenda was a discussion about what type of criteria will be used to determine who ...
by Craig Robinson

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Dowling v. Valley – Is the Next Big Religious Liberty Debate in Our Own Backyard?

Students at Valley High School have petitioned the West Des Moines school board to stop renting out the district’s facilities to organizations that they believe discriminate against gay and lesbian individuals. The petition i...
by Craig Robinson



Vetting Ted Cruz

By Rev. Cary K. Gordon I personally respect Senator Ted Cruz for many reasons, not the least of which was his firm and valiant refusal to surrender (along with most of the feckless U. S. Senate Republicans) on the great Constit...
by Rev. Cary K. Gordon