Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Star Parker - Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

    Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

    Star Parker
    Posted: 11/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Santorum may be dragging up the rear in the line-up of Republican presidential candidates, but I am grateful to him for being the only candidate who insists that the so-called “social issues” remain an integral, explicit part of his agenda.
  • Steve Deace - Preparing for Primaries

    Preparing for Primaries

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The Debates Ahead: Time for the National Security Questions

    The Debates Ahead: Time for the National Security Questions

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 11/4/2011 10:03:00 AM EST
    There are at least five debates scheduled for the entire GOP field in the balance of November, and one “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate between Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain as well, set for tomorrow in Texas.
  • Rachel Alexander - GOP Flip-Flopping Over Mitt Romney

    GOP Flip-Flopping Over Mitt Romney

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:56:00 PM EST
    Three years ago, conservative Republicans were falling all over themselves to support Mitt Romney in the Republican primary over John McCain.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is a revealing, and perhaps sad, commentary on the state of the GOP nomination process that so little - if any - discussion has been spent on the proper role of the federal government's most powerful branch, the scope of its powers, and the identity of its future members.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - One Year Countdown

    One Year Countdown

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It will take more than a generic Republican candidate to defeat President Obama next year. Repubicans will need a leader that can inspire millions to get involved and take action. Enthusiasm, optimism and passion are called for to make the movement work.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Tim Pawlenty's Lost Chance

    Tim Pawlenty's Lost Chance

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Looking back on the events of 2011, who do you think has more regrets for his bad decisions, Hosni Mubarak or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty?
  • John Hawkins - The Conservative Case For Newt Gingrich

    The Conservative Case For Newt Gingrich

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There are a lot of fine candidates running for President who are not Mitt Romney. You can certainly say fantastic things about Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and some of the other candidates who are reaching for that brass ring. Like everyone running, Newt Gingrich has his flaws, but given the state of the race, it's time to start giving Newt serious consideration.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - Looking Ahead to 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Looking Ahead to 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 10/31/2011 3:42:00 PM EST
    Whoever takes the oath of office as President of the United States in January of 2013 will inherit an economy facing multiple challenges.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:41:00 PM EST
    Despite the surging Herman Cain, the White House’s attempt to link his health care advisors to the much-maligned and constitutionally dubious Obamacare, and tepid support from the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and his backers are confident.
  • Jacob Sullum - Perry and Gingrich Recklessly Disregard the Importance of Judicial Review

    Perry and Gingrich Recklessly Disregard the Importance of Judicial Review

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 10/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why is Newt Gingrich running for president? Two words: "under God." I exaggerate only slightly.
  • Justin Hart - The Invisible Hand of Political Brands

    The Invisible Hand of Political Brands

    Justin Hart
    Posted: 10/25/2011 2:03:00 PM EST
    I use this story to illustrate the current dilemma facing the Republican candidates for President: the red meat you throw at the base is so enticing but it can quickly come back to haunt you. In short: why would you go there?
  • Steve Deace - Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/25/2011 10:22:00 AM EST
    Here in the first in the nation caucus state, the race remains very fluid.
  • Douglas MacKinnon - The Idea-Lab For Obama

    The Idea-Lab For Obama

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the Republican primary process continues, there is no doubt that the establishment GOP is winning and the Tea Party is losing.
  • Matt Towery - Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is too juicy not to share. It's a little gossipy and involved, but it stars three presidential candidates, so it's topical stuff.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Exciting GOP Presidential Ideas the Media Ignores

    Exciting GOP Presidential Ideas the Media Ignores

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 10/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some exciting developments in the Republican presidential race are being ignored by the media. We believe Americans will be excited when they understand the revolutionary nature of these candidate's proposals.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: The Inability to Articulate

    Beyond the Beltway: The Inability to Articulate

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 10/20/2011 3:45:00 PM EST
    One common theme emerging from the post-GOP debate analysis is the focus on which candidates scored rhetorical points. Given that the debate is on some (superficial) level about delivering verbal punches, this makes sense.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the two hours of the Republican debate Tuesday night, more energy was spent in back-and-forth bickering than substantive answers. At times, I put my head down to avoid watching the candidates talk over each other.
  • Rich Galen - The Dartmouth Debate

    The Dartmouth Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/12/2011 2:25:00 PM EST
    The only candidates that matter at this point are Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Wishing I was wrong about the "Occupiers"

    Wishing I was wrong about the "Occupiers"

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 10/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I hate to say it, but watching the various YouTube videos of the Occupy Wall Street protests and reading accounts of protesters' goals and "demands," prompts me to shake my head with a resigned, "I told you so."