Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Medved - Seizing (or Blowing) 2012 Victory

    Seizing (or Blowing) 2012 Victory

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What sort of fool or fantasist would ever suggest that “Republicans need a centrist candidate in 2012?"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.