Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Medved - For Mitt: Lessons from Teddy

    For Mitt: Lessons from Teddy

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 2/8/2012 1:07:00 PM EST
    As his formidable campaign marches inexorably toward the nomination, Mitt Romney should learn a vital lesson from the guy who beat him in his first race for public office: Senator Ted Kennedy.
  • Rich Galen - Sub-Tuesday Surprise

    Sub-Tuesday Surprise

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/8/2012 10:00:00 AM EST
    There were election events last night in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado.
  • Armstrong Williams - That 70s Show

    That 70s Show

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 2/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    “I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I've reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We'll just slip the word to them that, ‘for God's sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can't restrain him when he's angry—and he has his hand on the nuclear button’ and Ho Chi Minh himself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace.”
  • Chuck Norris - Waging War on the Trifecta of Tyranny

    Waging War on the Trifecta of Tyranny

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 2/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a six-time undefeated middleweight world karate champion, I have a pretty good idea what makes a warrior. And there's presently one particular presidential candidate in the political ring who wears those gloves better than the others.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Gingrich Should Have Kept It in Vegas

    Gingrich Should Have Kept It in Vegas

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 2/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Losing candidates usually congratulate the winner -- first by telephone and then in front of their supporters. Not Newt Gingrich. When he loses, Gingrich doesn't even bother to pretend to be a good sport.
  • Byron York - What Really Happened to the Gingrich Ethics Case?

    What Really Happened to the Gingrich Ethics Case?

    Byron York
    Posted: 2/6/2012 2:15:00 PM EST
    The Romney campaign has been hitting Newt Gingrich hard over the 1990s ethics case that resulted in the former speaker being reprimanded and paying a $300,000 penalty.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 2/6/2012 1:02:00 PM EST
    "46 STATES TO GO."
  • Steve Deace - Lessons from Florida

    Lessons from Florida

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:56:00 PM EST
    Like Newt Gingrich in South Carolina two weeks ago, Mitt Romney got the double-digit victory in Florida he needed with his back against the wall. And just like South Carolina did, Florida has also taught us some lessons going forward.
  • Steve Chapman - The Flaws of Mitt and Newt

    The Flaws of Mitt and Newt

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:00:00 PM EST
    Newt Gingrich has an exquisitely sensitive moral antenna, and Mitt Romney's remark suggesting indifference to the poor sent it quivering. "I am fed up with politicians in either party dividing Americans against each other," he said. Yes, he did. Then he fell on the floor and laughed till he cried.
  • Paul Greenberg - Mitt Romney wins, but where's the magic?

    Mitt Romney wins, but where's the magic?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 2/3/2012 10:34:00 AM EST
    The results in Florida were even better for Mitt Romney than most of the wildly swinging polls said they would be. With 100 percent of the vote in the Republican primary in, he was getting almost half of it -- 46 percent in a four-man field. And this in the first state to vote that actually reflects the American electorate, for Florida is big and diverse and unpredictable and dynamic. It's not just a swing state but the swing state in presidential elections.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Transition Challenges

    Transition Challenges

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 2/2/2012 10:33:00 AM EST
    Transitional phases are never easy. Whether it's remodeling a kitchen, rearranging the furniture or cleaning out a closet, the transitional phase is always a bit messy. This past month, we had our children's bathroom remodeled. We put it off for as long as we could.
  • Victor Davis Hanson -  The un-Obama

    The un-Obama

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Barack Obama's favorability in the polls falls when he is himself -- overexposed, hard left in his press conferences, and boastful about legislative achievements like Obamacare and a stimulus of more than $1 trillion.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Exit Newt

    Exit Newt

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ah, yes, Newt Gingrich did in the last days of the Florida primary precisely what I predicted he would do. He hurled wild charges at Mitt Romney that suggested Newt was losing his grip.
  • John Andrews - Land of the Less and Less Free

    Land of the Less and Less Free

    John Andrews
    Posted: 2/1/2012 1:09:00 PM EST
    So now we’ve seen Gingrich’s debating prowess and Romney’s tax returns, Santorum’s sweaters and Ron Paul’s scowl. We’ve heard the State of the Union according to Obama and the State of the State according to governors across the land. But how much does that really tell us about the shape America is in?
  • Rich Galen - And It's Only the End of January

    And It's Only the End of January

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:22:00 PM EST
    No campaign for President is a straight line upward. Some campaigns are a flat line; some are a straight line down, but no Republican in a contested cycle has ever run the table.
  • Ken Connor - Business As Usual at the New York Times

    Business As Usual at the New York Times

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    For a picture of how low the level of public discourse has sunk in America, look no further than the New York Times. In an editorial following Newt Gingrich's upset victory in the South Carolina Republican Primary, the Times' editorialists dealt from the bottom of the deck, playing the race card in an attempt to deflect attention from the growing public dissatisfaction with the policies of the Obama administration.
  • Ralph Benko - Newt Gingrich: Transforming Economic History

    Newt Gingrich: Transforming Economic History

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich is the Tom Sawyer in the 2012 presidential narrative. There are legitimate reasons to support Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum (as there are to support Gingrich). Disputing Gingrich’s grand claims is not among them. The truth of Gingrich’s claim to having stood, and effectively, shouting Stop athwart a history hurtling toward socialism is indisputable.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Political Finger-Pointing

    Political Finger-Pointing

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In response to the face-off in Arizona between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Jackson said, "Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King's face." And it's true; he didn't. Similarly, not even Josef Stalin wrote two autobiographies the way Obama has. And even Genghis Khan didn't have a Swiss bank account the way Mitt Romney did.
  • Michael Medved - Gingrich, Romney and the "Passion Gap"

    Gingrich, Romney and the "Passion Gap"

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Does Newt Gingrich enjoy an electoral advantage with movement conservatives in part because he reaps the benefits of an “adultery edge”?
  • Caroline Glick - Hamas and the Washington establishment

    Hamas and the Washington establishment

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 1/31/2012 2:40:00 PM EST
    To date, the Republican presidential primary race has been the only place to have generated any useful contributions to America's collective understanding of current events in the Middle East.