The Iowa Writers' Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.
His poll numbers are poor. But former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who announced his bid for president Tuesday, may appeal to enough moderate Republicans, independents to make a splash.
On a variety of fronts, fatherhood, manhood, and even boyhood seem to be under strain or attack. On Father's Day 2011, maybe the guys could use an extra hug of appreciation.
Two distinct trends characterize fatherhood on Father's Day: Educated fathers are spending more time than ever with their kids, but poorer fathers are often absent altogether.
Like the folksy and articulate Huckabee, Michele Bachmann could appeal to evangelical Christian voters in Iowa. She has even hired his former campaign manager. But can she be more than a spoiler?
Rep. Michele Bachmann used the occasion of the debate to announce that she is definitely running for president. As for front-runner Mitt Romney, no competitors inflicted damage on his campaign.
Mitt Romney, who declared his candidacy June 2 in New Hampshire, has been groomed to run for president. He has the look and the political lineage. He’s been a governor, the quintessential training ground. And he’s essentially never stopped running since he conceded his first White House bid three years ago.
Businessman and talk radio host Herman Cain has never won a political race, and most voters have never heard of him. But among those who have, his favorability ratings are very high.