Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • 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.)
  • Paul Greenberg - The New Gingrich

    The New Gingrich

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 11/22/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    At press time, the leading non-Romney in the Republican presidential race was Newt Gingrich. It's not easy keeping up with who holds that distinction, it changes so rapidly. Is it Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or Herman Cain today? Ring around the rosie, they all tend to fall down once they're closely examined. For the moment it's Newt. (It's hard to resist calling so familiar a figure on the American celebrity/scandal scene by his first name.)
  • Cal  Thomas - Searching For the Perfect Candidate

    Searching For the Perfect Candidate

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now it's Newt's turn. Having risen to the top in some opinion polls, the former speaker of the House is taking heat for large consulting fees paid to him by the government-sponsored mortgage company Freddie Mac for wisdom a New York Times editorial said was so simplistic it might have come from a fortune cookie.
  • Peter Ferrara - Newt Checks and Balances Liberal Judges

    Newt Checks and Balances Liberal Judges

    Peter Ferrara
    Posted: 11/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The genius of America's Founding Fathers is reflected in the innovative system of checks and balances they adopted for our government, to prevent abuse of power by any authority.
  • Steve Chapman - Newt Gingrich, Myth and Mouth

    Newt Gingrich, Myth and Mouth

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 11/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Republican voters' esteem for Newt Gingrich has been rising fast. At this rate it might someday equal, though not surpass, his regard for himself. Gingrich is not a person with an ego. He's an ego with a person.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Newt and Nancy Together Again

    Newt and Nancy Together Again

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 11/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously shared a love seat with former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich in a 2008 ad advocating for global warming legislation.
  • Matt Towery - Meet the New Newt Gingrich

    Meet the New Newt Gingrich

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 11/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    While I poll and analyze the 2012 presidential race straight down the middle, an equal opportunity offender, I am in a unique position to explain who "the new" Newt Gingrich is, and why he is starting to race up to the top of national and various state polls.
  • Ann Coulter - If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When

    If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 11/16/2011 6:16:00 PM EST
    So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic.
  • Rich Galen - #OWS

    #OWS

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/16/2011 3:36:00 PM EST
    City officials from coast-to-coast have finally decided to live up to their responsibilities to enforce the law and have been evicting the Occupy (fill-in-the-blank) squatters from public spaces.
  • Jonah Goldberg - In Debates, Newt Gingrich's Real Target Is Obama

    In Debates, Newt Gingrich's Real Target Is Obama

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 11/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    He's baaack! Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is back in the saddle after falling off his horse at the starting line. At least according to one poll (Public Policy Polling), Gingrich is actually the GOP front-runner.
  • Michael Brown - Will Newt's Moral Failures Hold Him Back?

    Will Newt's Moral Failures Hold Him Back?

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 11/15/2011 10:41:00 AM EST
    The major headline on the Drudge Report said it all: NEWT ON TOP. Largely written off as a potential Republican candidate for president as recently as last month, Newt Gingrich has suddenly surged to the head of the pack. But do his past moral failures disqualify him from leading a party that claims to stand for strong, conservative family values?
  • Byron York - Newt Gingrich's Wonkish, Unconventional Campaign

    Newt Gingrich's Wonkish, Unconventional Campaign

    Byron York
    Posted: 11/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Nov. 4, at precisely the moment Herman Cain was basking in applause at a conservative activists' gathering in Washington, D.C., Newt Gingrich was in a small conference room at the Marriott Hotel here discussing cognitive illness with three brain scientists.
  • Rich Galen - Newt... Newt!

    Newt... Newt!

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/14/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    I have mentioned to you before that when it comes to making political predictions I am exactly 50-50. I am wrong exactly as often as I am correct, thus you can't make any money betting on what I say, nor betting against me.
  • Katie Kieffer - Follow the Playboy

    Follow the Playboy

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 11/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As children, we play “Follow the Leader.” As adults, we occasionally play “Follow the Playboy” because history shows us that imperfect men can lead.
  • Peter Ferrara - The Texas Tea Party Debate with Gingrich and Cain

    The Texas Tea Party Debate with Gingrich and Cain

    Peter Ferrara
    Posted: 11/11/2011 1:40:00 PM EST
    In 1858, U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas was facing a tough reelection challenge in Illinois from former Congressman Abraham Lincoln. A serious, reasoned America was at the height of debate over the fundamental human rights challenge posed by its contradictory maintenance of the vile institution of slavery, in the most path-breaking, classical liberal nation in the world.
  • Matt Towery - Cain, Romney, Gingrich in a Three Way Dead Heat for GOP Nomination

    Cain, Romney, Gingrich in a Three Way Dead Heat for GOP Nomination

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 11/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A new Poll Position national survey taken right after Herman Cain's press conference to deny sexual harassment charges shows Cain still clinging to a lead, but with Newt Gingrich charging towards the top, statistically tied with Mitt Romney and within points of Cain.
  • Michael Reagan - GOP Field in Flux

    GOP Field in Flux

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 11/9/2011 12:18:00 PM EST
    My Dad would be beaming with pride over the behavior of Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain in Saturday's debate, where there were polite discussions over the issues that concern us all. Moreover, the candidates offered their genuine solutions to the nation's problems without the personal attacks that would have violated Dad's 11th Commandment. The winner in the Gingrich-Cain debate was this nation and its people.
  • Crystal Wright - An Able Gingrich Makes for a Bad Cain

    An Able Gingrich Makes for a Bad Cain

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 11/8/2011 2:21:00 PM EST
    In what was designed to be a modern day re-play of the Lincoln-Douglass style debate, Newt Gingrich reinforced he’s the best candidate in the GOP field with what appears to be the slimmest odds of capturing the nomination. Newt not only was knowledgeable of the issues but gave practical solutions for solving the country’s problems. Conversely, Cain repeatedly abdicated first responses to questions to Gingrich and kept agreeing with Newt’s answers.
  • Cal  Thomas - Poltics of Personal Destruction II

    Poltics of Personal Destruction II

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The politics of personal destruction is nothing new. It has been around from the beginning of the country when worse things were said about presidents and presidential candidates than have been alleged against Herman Cain.