Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Mona Charen - Who's the Most Conservative of Them All?

    Who's the Most Conservative of Them All?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    While the nation was digesting its turkey dinner, Rep. Michelle Bachmann was seizing an opportunity to score points at Newt Gingrich's expense. Suggesting that his position on illegal immigration amounts to "amnesty," Bachmann predicted that the GOP electorate would "come home" to the person who has been the most "consistent conservative." That would be, she offers, herself.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rich Galen - Endorsements

    Endorsements

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/28/2011 12:42:00 PM EST
    The New Hampshire Union-Leader (neé Manchester Union-Leader) endorsed Speaker Newt Gingrich for President in the Republican primary which will be held there on January 10, 2012. This is no small deal for Gingrich because it is a legitimate endorsement from the daily newspaper of the largest city in the state.
  • Byron York - Despite Surge, Peril For Gingrich All Around

    Despite Surge, Peril For Gingrich All Around

    Byron York
    Posted: 11/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is there any more dangerous position in politics than being the surging front-runner in the Republican presidential race? Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain have all been in that seat, and all have fallen out.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Sizing up a Gingrich-Romney showdown

    Sizing up a Gingrich-Romney showdown

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 11/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing out of nowhere to talk smack and explain why they are the greatest in the world. (I'm looking at you in particular, Mr. Trump.)