Conservatives Must Engage in a Thoughtful Discussion Following Newtown School Shooting

By Craig Robinson The news and commentary following last week’s disturbing school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut is inescapable.  Everyone has an opinion on the gruesome events that left 26 people dead.  The 20 young elem...
by Craig Robinson

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Picking a Fight? Spiker Continues to Needle Branstad Over Straw Poll Comments

By Craig Robinson A.J. Spiker, the current Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, is in the midst of a public spat with Governor Terry Branstad.  Confrontation between a party chair and a high ranking elected official in a ...
by Craig Robinson


President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these ...
by Kevin Hall



The Iowa Straw Poll is Dead

By Craig Robinson When Iowa Governor Terry Branstad told the Wall Street Journal that the Ames Straw Poll had “outlived its usefulness,” he essentially ended the storied event. Republican Party of Iowa leaders were quick to...
by Craig Robinson


Rubio Visits Iowa: Beware of the Tease

By Craig Robinson Before we even knew the 2012 election results from Florida, beltway reporters were already busy assembling lists of potential 2016 presidential candidates and watching their every move.  The person garnering ...
by Craig Robinson


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Media’s Attempt to Change GOP’s Policy on Immigration Misses the Mark

By Craig Robinson As soon as the media reported that President Obama had been re-elected, they turned their attention to what ails the GOP.   It’s a common occurrence that we Republicans have come to know all to well.  We ...
by Craig Robinson