If I were a Republican, I’d caucus for Jeb Bush. Yes, it’s late but he is finally showing us that he’s ready.

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER CARROLL, Iowa, Jan. 31, 2016 — Many Iowa Republicans — and I used to be one myself — have been waiting a good nine months wondering if Jeb Bush would ever really get his presidential campaign rolling here.  Darned if it didn’t happen in the final GOP candidates’ debate, held last Thursday night, Jan.…

A “Caucus of the Class of 1959” to consider their “classmate” Bernie Sanders’ run for president

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER JEFFERSON, Iowa, Jan. 7, 2015 — They graduated from our local high schools in 1959, the same year Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders graduated from James Madison High School in New York City. What do they think of somebody their age now — Sanders is 74 — running for president of the U.S.? …