Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Gingrich the compassionate

    Gingrich the compassionate

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich wants to pay poor kids to clean toilets. And all of the right people are horrified.
  • Byron York - Voters Like Newt, But Wait to See if He's Real

    Voters Like Newt, But Wait to See if He's Real

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Cathy Gibbons is a one-woman focus group for Republican attitudes toward Newt Gingrich. Back in the '90s, Gibbons grew tired of Gingrich when he was speaker of the House. But this year, after watching Gingrich at Republican presidential debates, she sees him as a different man -- and the best candidate in the field.
  • Rich Galen - Cain Can't

    Cain Can't

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/5/2011 4:22:00 PM EST
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for President.
  • Paul Greenberg - What would Ike say?

    What would Ike say?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 12/5/2011 3:47:00 PM EST
    What?! Barney Frank is retiring from Congress? I'm surprised. Surely he could have stayed on and done even more damage to the American economy.
  • Michael Barone - Newt Keeps Pitching the America of His Imagination

    Newt Keeps Pitching the America of His Imagination

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 12/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here are a couple of things to keep in mind about Newt Gingrich, as he leads in polls for the Republican presidential nomination nationally and in Iowa and South Carolina, and may be threatening Mitt Romney's lead in New Hampshire.
  • Steve Chapman - The Strange Journey from Mitt to Newt

    The Strange Journey from Mitt to Newt

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 12/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's not hard to understand why so many conservatives spurn Mitt Romney. He's had to slink away from past liberal positions on one major issue after another: health care reform, abortion, gun control and climate change.
  • Rich Galen - Newt: I Will be the Nominee

    Newt: I Will be the Nominee

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/2/2011 3:51:00 PM EST
    We can say this about our friend Newt Gingrich: He has never suffered from public self-doubt.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Hot Newt vs. Cool Mitt

    Hot Newt vs. Cool Mitt

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/2/2011 10:21:00 AM EST
    I began Thursday's radio show by playing the clip of Newt Gingrich telling ABC's Jake Tapper that he would be the GOP nominee --not once but five times in various ways in less than 60 seconds.
  • Peter Ferrara - A Newt Way to Reform Entitlements

    A Newt Way to Reform Entitlements

    Peter Ferrara
    Posted: 12/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In New Hampshire on November 21, Newt Gingrich, who has just been endorsed by the Manchester Union Leader, unveiled sweeping entitlement reform proposals, discussed in a comprehensive, extensive campaign position paper now available at Newt.org. Those proposals reflect closely my own work over many years, discussed in detail in my recent book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb.
  • Crystal Wright - Amazing Race: Newt Gingrich Leader of the GOP Presidential Pack

    Amazing Race: Newt Gingrich Leader of the GOP Presidential Pack

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 11/30/2011 4:08:00 PM EST
    Newt Gingrich’s rise to leader of the pack among Republican presidential hopefuls isn’t an accident nor is he just the GOP flavor of the month.
  • Jacob Sullum - Romney's Immigration Dodge Precludes Possibility of Reconciling Policy With Reality

    Romney's Immigration Dodge Precludes Possibility of Reconciling Policy With Reality

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 11/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I don't believe in amnesty," Mitt Romney said in 2006, but "I don't believe in rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from our country." Although Romney is loath to admit it, the underlying reality remains the same.
  • Cal  Thomas - Compassionate Conservatism: The Sequel

    Compassionate Conservatism: The Sequel

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a "compassionate conservative." Some believed the term to be redundant. Now we're in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign and candidate Newt Gingrich has called for a "humane" policy on illegal immigrants. Gingrich wants illegal residents who have been in America for 25 years to stay, so as not to "separate families."
  • Thomas Sowell - Gingrich and Immigration

    Gingrich and Immigration

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now that Newt Gingrich has become the latest in a series of Republican front-runners, he is getting the kinds of scrutiny and attacks that have done in other front-runners.
  • Neal Boortz - Newt on Immigration

    Newt on Immigration

    Neal Boortz
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    OK, Republicans. Since you’re so religious and all – it’s time for a little “come to Jesus meetin’”. If you’re not familiar with the term, click on the link. It’s time for a little harsh dressing down. Do you realize what we have at stake in this election next year? This isn’t just about taxes, pork spending, social security benefits and repairing bridges. This is about saving our Republic.
  • Rachel Alexander - Newt Gingrich, Matt Salmon, Principles and Pragmatism

    Newt Gingrich, Matt Salmon, Principles and Pragmatism

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now that Newt Gingrich has become one of the top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he is falling under intense scrutiny.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Newt Gingrich and His Box of Matches

    Newt Gingrich and His Box of Matches

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a Republican congressman, Newt Gingrich filed ethics charges that led Democratic House Speaker Jim Wright to resign in 1989. Later, the House elected Gingrich speaker. Then, in 1998, Gingrich resigned after his own close encounter with an ethics probe. Wright said he didn't want to gloat, but he did compare Gingrich to "an arsonist who sets fire to his building without stopping to realize the flames are going to consume his own apartment."