Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Barone - Conservatives Backtrack on Long Prison Sentences

    Conservatives Backtrack on Long Prison Sentences

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 7/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Only a few lonely media outlets responded to the Aurora Mall murders by calling for stricter gun control measures. President Barack Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made eloquent statements, as did Mitt Romney, but neither the two Democrats nor the Republican called for changes in gun laws.
  • Rich Galen - Closed Circle Syndrome

    Closed Circle Syndrome

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 7/13/2012 11:31:00 AM EST
    The coverage of former FBI director Louis Freeh's report on the 14-year cover-up of the child abuse scandal associated with Penn State's football program gives us a peek into an issue I've thought about for a long time: Closed circles.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - The Revolution After Ron

    The Revolution After Ron

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 7/11/2012 11:35:00 AM EST
    After two long years of speculating, campaigning, hoping, and voting the Ron Paul presidential campaign has come to an end. At the end of this year, Ron Paul’s bid for the presidential ticket will be eclipsed by his retirement, after the completion of his four decades as a congressman.
  • Peter Ferrara - The Green Path to Poverty

    The Green Path to Poverty

    Peter Ferrara
    Posted: 6/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood at night, breaking into your neighbors' houses and stealing their family jewels and life savings? You would arm yourself, and your family members of sufficient age, to defend your property. Or you would move to a safer neighborhood.
  • Rich Galen - The Wheels are Very Loose

    The Wheels are Very Loose

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 5/23/2012 7:49:00 AM EST
    There's a very useful idiom: "The wheels are coming off."
  • Byron York - With Serious Talks, Gingrich Elevated GOP Race

    With Serious Talks, Gingrich Elevated GOP Race

    Byron York
    Posted: 5/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Watching Newt Gingrich's graceful and low-key withdrawal from the presidential race last week, it was hard not to think back to January in Columbia, S.C., when he drew a wall-to-wall, fired-up crowd to celebrate his blowout victory in that state's primary.
  • Paul Greenberg - A Few Words For Newt Gingrich

    A Few Words For Newt Gingrich

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 5/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich finally made it formal. He's now ended his presidential race with characteristic bombast. The real news, the big surprise, was that he made it this far. And resisted dropping out for this long. The man has a real talent -- for ignoring reality.
  • Matt Towery - The Last Debater Leaves the Podium

    The Last Debater Leaves the Podium

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 4/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It may not be official, but Newt Gingrich, arguably the greatest political debater since John F. Kennedy, is out of the presidential race.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - The GOP: A Party in Flux

    The GOP: A Party in Flux

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 4/17/2012 1:56:00 PM EST
    With Rick Santorum having dropped out of the race, Mitt Romney is apparently the Republican nominee for POTUS, barring a “black swan” event swooping down out of nowhere.
  • Rich Galen - Obama v. The Constitution

    Obama v. The Constitution

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 4/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    This week, the President demonstrated his continuing distain for that pesky Article III branch, the Federal Judiciary, by issuing a thinly veiled warning to the Supreme Court not to tinker with Obamacare by declaring all, or parts of it, Unconstitutional.
  • Crystal Wright - Notes from Newt on Earning GOP Nomination

    Notes from Newt on Earning GOP Nomination

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 4/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Over the past week, I’ve been receiving lots of hate mail from fellow Newt supporters about my comments on CNN that if Newt doesn’t win more than two contests, he needs to consider dropping out. Staff are jumping ship like fleas running from repellent applied to a dog.
  • Rich Galen - On Wisconsin

    On Wisconsin

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 4/2/2012 2:48:00 PM EST
    The GOP Primary Campaign Parade marches through Wisconsin, the District of Columbia and Maryland tomorrow night. If projections turn out to be correct will mark the end of the end of the process.
  • Dan Holler - The Flexible Flip-Flopper

    The Flexible Flip-Flopper

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 4/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama’s hot mic moment defined his trip to South Korea and may very well define his reelection bid.
  • Matt Towery - It is Time for Republicans to Step Up to the Plate

    It is Time for Republicans to Step Up to the Plate

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 3/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is time for this great leader to lend his mind, his energy and his experience to the next likely Republican nominee for president -- Mitt Romney.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - The Election-Year Politics of Energy

    The Election-Year Politics of Energy

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 3/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Realizing that his popularity may decline as the price of gasoline rises, President Obama is barnstorming the country, emphatically insisting that drilling for more oil isn’t the cure for high gas prices and that wind and solar energy represent our energy future.
  • Tony Katz - Is Romney Unstoppable?

    Is Romney Unstoppable?

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 3/22/2012 1:47:00 PM EST
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney won big in the Illinois primary, taking 47% of the vote and picking up 38 delegates, giving him 554 total. After winning the majority of states on Super Tuesday, and amassing more delegates than the rest of the candidates combined, one must wonder if Romney will be the GOP nominee?
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - It's Still the Economy

    It's Still the Economy

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 3/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "It's the economy, stupid" is the infamous mantra conceived by political consultant James Carville that underscored the main issue driving the 1992 presidential race.
  • Michael Reagan - Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 3/21/2012 3:17:00 PM EST
    Gong, Gong, Gong! I don't know about you, but watching the Republican primary season is making me feel like a judge on the "The Gong Show."
  • Byron York - Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Byron York
    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:00:00 PM EST
    On March 14, the Romney campaign's political director, Rich Beeson, sent out a message touting Mitt Romney's recent delegate pickups.
  • Rich Galen - Romney Wins

    Romney Wins

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 3/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney won Illinois. Romney is now the nominee. Period.