Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Jacob Sullum - If You're Looking for a Profligate Authoritarian, Gingrich Is Your Man

    If You're Looking for a Profligate Authoritarian, Gingrich Is Your Man

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first time Newt Gingrich disgusted me was in 1995, when the freshly installed speaker of the House proposed the death penalty for drug smugglers. Fifteen years later, I had a similar response when Gingrich demanded government action to stop Muslims from building a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center.
  • Frank Gaffney - The Real EMP Threat

    The Real EMP Threat

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 12/13/2011 1:43:00 PM EST
    On the front page, Monday’s New York Times provides a slanted and insidious “news” item on Newt Gingrich’s warnings about the danger of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. The author of the piece, William Broad, clearly sought to convey the impression that the former House Speaker is scaremongering about a nonexistent, or at least much exaggerated, threat. This piece is seriously ill-informed, misleading, and dangerous insofar as it serves to perpetuate what is already a serious vulnerability to EMP attacks.
  • Caroline Glick - Gingrich's Fresh Hope

    Gingrich's Fresh Hope

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 12/13/2011 11:28:00 AM EST
    Last Friday, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, did something revolutionary. He told the truth about the Palestinians. In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Gingrich said that the Palestinians are an "invented" people, "who are in fact Arabs."
  • Debra J. Saunders - Gingrich and the Audacity of Audacity

    Gingrich and the Audacity of Audacity

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 12/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes he has invented a bold new way of running a political campaign.
  • Michael Gerson - Gingrich's Embrace of Shallow Ideas

    Gingrich's Embrace of Shallow Ideas

    Michael Gerson
    Posted: 12/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The epochs of Newt Gingrich's public life are defined by the books that have revolutionized him -- generally of the type that sell well at airports.
  • Paul Greenberg - Return of the Newt

    Return of the Newt

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 12/12/2011 3:39:00 PM EST
    It's not his character flaws that make it hard to take Newt Gingrich seriously as a presidential candidate.
  • Brian Birdnow - Mercurial Newt and the GOP Nomination: Has His Time Come?

    Mercurial Newt and the GOP Nomination: Has His Time Come?

    Brian Birdnow
    Posted: 12/12/2011 2:25:00 PM EST
    The latest news cycles have brought tidings of foreboding for Newt Gingrich, the erstwhile Speaker of the House and now the great non-Mitt Romney hope in the Republican Presidential sweepstakes.
  • Mary Grabar - Deconstructing Newt Gingrich's Dissertation

    Deconstructing Newt Gingrich's Dissertation

    Mary Grabar
    Posted: 12/12/2011 12:00:00 PM EST
    It was right around the same time that Marc Lamont Hill (“Professor, Author, Speaker, Public Intellectual,” according to his website) claimed to Bill O’Reilly that conservatives and Republicans are incapable of “performing intellectuality” that I noticed the dissection of Newt Gingrich’s 1971 dissertation, first in the riposte by another public intellectual, Maureen Dowd.
  • Michael Barone - Obama, Romney Change Tacks in Week of Political Risks

    Obama, Romney Change Tacks in Week of Political Risks

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 12/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It was a week of risk-taking in the 2012 presidential race.
  • Byron York - Surging Fast, Gingrich Looks to Take Iowa

    Surging Fast, Gingrich Looks to Take Iowa

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I think there's a general belief that this thing could move fast and late," says Bob Vander Plaats, a leading Iowa social conservative and political insider, discussing the Republican presidential caucus race.
  • Kevin McCullough - Is Gingrich Churchill?

    Is Gingrich Churchill?

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 12/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The GOP race has me befuddled worse than I ever imagined it would.
  • Steve Deace - A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Contrary to what your local leftist magical thinker/post-modern pundit claims, the Word of God has something to say to everybody on every aspect of human existence.
  • Donald Lambro - Long Slog Lies Ahead for Romney and Gingrich

    Long Slog Lies Ahead for Romney and Gingrich

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 12/8/2011 7:00:00 PM EST
    Two things are now likely in the two-man race for the Republican presidential nomination: This will be a marathon, not a sprint, that will run through the GOP's primaries; and it may well be decided at the party's 2012 convention.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Newt as Terminator or Joey Garza?

    Newt as Terminator or Joey Garza?

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/8/2011 11:16:00 AM EST
    Can Newt take the country when all of his one-time Beltway allies are pounding him with arrow, cannon and missiles from their permanent encampment on the Potomac?
  • Larry Kudlow - Exclusive One-on-One with Newt Gingrich

    Exclusive One-on-One with Newt Gingrich

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 12/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is a "can't miss" interview of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with Larry Kudlow.
  • Jonah Goldberg - GOP Presidential Race: What's the Rush?

    GOP Presidential Race: What's the Rush?

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 2008, the Democrats were blessed with two candidates the party's rank-and-file admired almost as much as the press corps did. Ultimately Barack Obama, the hope-and-change guy, was more popular than Hillary Clinton if for no other reason than that the former first lady came with so much baggage -- mostly in the form of her husband, but also some scandals of her own -- while Obama was a fresh start.
  • Matt Towery - It Is Gingrich's Race to Lose

    It Is Gingrich's Race to Lose

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The GOP race for president is coming to a head very quickly. Yes, Newt Gingrich had a terrible launch. But that was in political time eons ago. Now, Gingrich is the last man standing. And if he keeps his mouth shut, he will be the GOP nominee.
  • Ann Coulter - Newt Presents a Fresh New Virtual Face

    Newt Presents a Fresh New Virtual Face

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 12/7/2011 4:27:00 PM EST
    Before you newly active Republicans commit to Newt Gingrich as your presidential nominee on the basis of the recent debates, here's a bit of Newt history you ought to know. I promise you, it's going to come up if he's the candidate.
  • Michael Reagan - Newt is Right

    Newt is Right

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 12/7/2011 1:37:00 PM EST
    Tom Brokaw has written a book about the Greatest Generation, a generation that grew up with fathers in the home who saw it as their duty to instill in their sons a work ethic. The Greatest Generation went on to win World War II. Newt Gingrich is right when he warns that the newest generation does not understand or appreciate the value of good, hard work.
  • Ken Connor - Pride and Prejudice?

    Pride and Prejudice?

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 12/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The inevitable has happened. After weeks of steadily plummeting polls numbers and increasing political pressure, Herman Cain's campaign has finally collapsed under the weight of multiple allegations of sexual infidelity.