Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Ann Coulter - Newt Helped Formulate Christmas

    Newt Helped Formulate Christmas

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 12/21/2011 5:28:00 PM EST
    Every few years, heinous Democratic policies -- abortion, gay marriage, affirmative action, Hillarycare, Obamacare, to name a few -- compel previously uninvolved Americans to leap into politics.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign has been the most volatile and least predictable campaign in my lifetime. In spite of this, I see several potential scenarios in the early states, all subject to change at any moment.
  • Thomas Sowell - The Past and the Present

    The Past and the Present

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 12/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Newt Gingrich were being nominated for sainthood, many of us would vote very differently from the way we would vote if he were being nominated for a political office.
  • Crystal Wright - Who's the Fairest GOP Candidate in the Land?

    Who's the Fairest GOP Candidate in the Land?

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 12/19/2011 4:43:00 PM EST
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest GOP candidate of the them all? This seems to be the daily battle being fought in the news media. By the looks of things, I’d say Gingrich is the fairest in the land.
  • Rich Galen - Tightening

    Tightening

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/19/2011 2:41:00 PM EST
    I understand that national polls traditionally haven't meant much, because voters in California and Missouri are not going to their local fire stations and high school cafeterias two weeks from tomorrow to vote in the Iowa caucuses.
  • Byron York - Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Despite having to prepare for a debate far across the state on Dec. 15, four Republican presidential candidates -- Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum -- came here to Des Moines the night before for the premiere of a movie.
  • Larry Kudlow - Supply-Side Whiff in Iowa

    Supply-Side Whiff in Iowa

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 12/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why didn’t Romney or Gingrich have a pro-growth response to Obama?
  • John Howell - The Case For Hiring Professionals

    The Case For Hiring Professionals

    John Howell
    Posted: 12/16/2011 1:09:00 PM EST
    Times are tough, and money’s short. There’s an extraordinary amount of remodeling that must be done. This old republic is in tough shape. The roof’s leaking, and the plumbing is shot. If that’s not bad enough, we’re out of cash.
  • Suzanne Fields - Newt the Historian

    Newt the Historian

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 12/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt makes the others in the race jump up, down and sometimes leap sideways, like it or not. He shakes things up. He forces voters to look differently at things they thought they already understood.
  • Michael Barone - Romney Bets on Old Rules as Newt Moves Under Radar

    Romney Bets on Old Rules as Newt Moves Under Radar

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "We're not going to lose in New Hampshire." So says Mitt Romney's state coordinator, Jason McBride.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - I'm Glad I Cleaned Bathrooms

    I'm Glad I Cleaned Bathrooms

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga. This was also my sister's first job. The money we made was our money. We could decide how to spend it: clothes, records, books, eight-track tapes, whatever we decided.
  • Donald Lambro - Venture Capital Versus Freddie Mac

    Venture Capital Versus Freddie Mac

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich's sharp counter attack against Mitt Romney for "laying off employes" during his years as a venture capital investor was taken right out of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's liberal campaign playbook.
  • Ann Coulter - Newt: Speak Bombastically and Carry a Tiny Stick

    Newt: Speak Bombastically and Carry a Tiny Stick

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 12/14/2011 6:00:00 PM EST
    Fellow right-wingers: Is our objective to taunt Obama by accusing him of "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior," of being "authentically dishonest" and a "wonderful con" -- and then lose the election -- or is it to defeat Obama, repeal Obamacare, secure the borders, enforce e-verify, reform entitlement programs, reduce the size of government and save the country?
  • Michael Reagan - Has the Right Gone Mad?

    Has the Right Gone Mad?

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 12/14/2011 4:15:00 PM EST
    They say they are all Reaganites and that they want my father to return -- my father, who lived by his so-called 11th Commandment that no Republican should speak ill of another Republican.
  • AWR Hawkins - Mark Levin to Michael Savage: $100,000 To Turn Off The Mic

    Mark Levin to Michael Savage: $100,000 To Turn Off The Mic

    AWR Hawkins
    Posted: 12/14/2011 2:20:00 PM EST
    As everyone probably knows by now, on December 12th talk show host Michael Savage offered Newt Gingrich $1 million to get drop out of the presidential race within 72 hours. Why?
  • Rich Galen - Negative Ads

    Negative Ads

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/14/2011 1:13:00 PM EST
    We are at the point in the presidential election cycle when the campaigns – and their allies – begin to run negative ads. Everyone hates negative ads.
  • Ken Connor - Plain 'Ole Vanilla

    Plain 'Ole Vanilla

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The GOP primary process has been chaotic, resulting in ups and downs for candidates and voters alike. Dreams were dashed when Mitch Daniels, then Sarah Palin, then Chris Christie announced their intentions to sit this one out.
  • Brent Bozell - Newt Versus the Ruling Class

    Newt Versus the Ruling Class

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The media elite and the Republican ruling class are remarkably similar in their political projection for the coming year. Journalists spent the entire year savaging every fast-rising challenger to Mitt Romney. The GOPs power pundits became equally agitated at the sniff of a conservative anywhere near the top of the GOP pack. It's the odor of extremism that both the elites in the media and the GOP have detested -- always.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Newtzilla to the Rescue

    Newtzilla to the Rescue

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "How do we stop Newt?" I've now been asked that question by a lot of conservatives.
  • Tony Blankley - Newt's Past and Future Leadership

    Newt's Past and Future Leadership

    Tony Blankley
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Almost all political commentators agree on one thing. The Republican presidential campaign is unlike any we have experienced. It is not a campaign of steady trends and continuities, but rather of emotional reversals and discontinuities.