Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Rachel Alexander - What the Iowa Caucuses Determined

    What the Iowa Caucuses Determined

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 1/5/2012 10:28:00 AM EST
    Political analysts are scratching their heads trying to figure out how Mitt Romney won first place in the Iowa caucuses since the state is highly evangelical, he did not campaign heavily there, and his share of support in the polls has remained steadily at just under 25 percent.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Newt Gingrich Should Own Up to His Mistakes

    Newt Gingrich Should Own Up to His Mistakes

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the results of the Iowa caucuses dribbled in, Americans got to see how the GOP candidates greeted victory and defeat. Top vote-getter Mitt Romney was gracious toward Rick Santorum, who came in second by eight thin votes, but uninspiring as he pledged to get America back to work.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Election Excitement

    Election Excitement

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    My family and I have spent over a week in Iowa. We were expecting the normal cold, snowy weather, and bought boots, wool socks and sweaters the week before Christmas. We packed up soon after Christmas and flew to Des Moines. Four family members, 8 checked bags (double my initial goal -- bulky snow boots and sweaters).
  • Ken Connor - GOP Hypocrisy on Display in Virginia

    GOP Hypocrisy on Display in Virginia

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In case you haven't noticed yet, the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been a highly volatile, highly unpredictable roller coaster ride. With a different candidate emerging at the top of the polls week after week, it would be folly for any of them to take their chances for granted. It is no exaggeration to suggest that each and every primary election will prove critical in the quest to amass delegates for the General Convention in August.
  • Steve Deace - The Year of Newt

    The Year of Newt

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:03:00 PM EST
    Sadly, there are only two candidates offering a real means by which to actually undo that which the Left has done to this country for the past 50 years, and not just conservative platitudes.
  • Jeff Jacoby - The Supreme Court's Judgment Isn't Absolute

    The Supreme Court's Judgment Isn't Absolute

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 1/2/2012 10:53:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich's presidential ambitions may be heading for the exits -- opinion polls suggest that the former House speaker's hour has come and gone -- but his critique of judicial supremacy deserves to taken seriously no matter what happens in Iowa or New Hampshire.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Start the Year Right-Nominate Mitt

    Start the Year Right-Nominate Mitt

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The debates are over and the task of nominating someone to replace our current President now becomes a reality. The need to choose wisely could not be more important. The full impact of Obamacare and Dodd-Frank was deliberately deferred until after the 2012 election to disguise their disastrous effects. These policies will need to be dramatically altered in 2013. After months of campaigning, it’s clear that Mitt Romney is the best choice to do this and to be the nominee of the Republican Party.
  • Kevin Glass - The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    Kevin Glass
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you call yourself a conservative but consider yourself to be centrist-curious? Looking for a little help on how your heresies from true conservatism fit in with the crop of mediocre GOP candidates? Well, fear no longer!
  • Crystal Wright - Is Newt Gingrich Running for POTUS or Working at the Chocolate Factory?

    Is Newt Gingrich Running for POTUS or Working at the Chocolate Factory?

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 12/29/2011 3:22:00 PM EST
    Newt Gingrich needs to stop his parade of excuses for failing to qualify to get his name on Virginia’s GOP presidential ballot. “I think it’s more like Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory. You’ve got to get it organized,” quipped Romney about Gingrich’s Virginia fiasco.
  • Matt Towery - Chaos in Iowa Plays Into Obama's Hands

    Chaos in Iowa Plays Into Obama's Hands

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I have been polling Iowa presidential caucuses for several cycles now. Our InsiderAdvantage final poll never has failed to show the actual winner of an Iowa presidential caucus. This includes John Kerry's upset win in 2004 and Barack Obama's win in 2008, as well as Mike Huckabee's victory. Now that I've officially jinxed our poll for this year, let's examine why these candidates are actually playing into the hands of President Obama.
  • Thomas Sowell - Republican Voters' Choices

    Republican Voters' Choices

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    No one seems to be really happy with this year's field of Republican candidates for that party's presidential nomination -- except perhaps the Democrats.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - New Year, God's Grace

    New Year, God's Grace

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last night, after traveling from Atlanta, my family and I arrived -- hungry and tired -- in Des Moines, Iowa. We are staying in the home of a friend who is out of town and decided to order pizza.
  • Rich Galen - Why Iowa?

    Why Iowa?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/28/2011 4:09:00 PM EST
    We are now inside of a week until the waiting-with-baited-breath Iowa Caucuses.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Conservative Establishment Divided Against Itself

    Conservative Establishment Divided Against Itself

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/28/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    I've made a disturbing discovery: I am a member of the conservative "establishment." I feel like Michael Douglas at the end of "Falling Down": "I'm the bad guy?"
  • Paul Greenberg - Eye of Newt: It's Always on the Main Chance

    Eye of Newt: It's Always on the Main Chance

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 12/28/2011 11:27:00 AM EST
    A bright spot in Newt Gingrich's run for the presidency -- yes, there is one -- has been the revelation that he was paid $1.6 million by Freddie Mac. That's the broke, bailed-out, scandal-ridden, public-private, political-financial hybrid of a monster that the American taxpayer has just been asked to bail out still again.
  • David Harsanyi - New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    David Harsanyi
    Posted: 12/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you've been watching cable television regularly, you've heard from many analysts who know Newt Gingrich personally. They either call him the smartest man in the room or they tell us Gingrich believes he's the smartest man in the room.
  • Jacob Sullum - 'Things Happened': The Year's Highlights in Shifting Responsibility

    'Things Happened': The Year's Highlights in Shifting Responsibility

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 12/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network last March, shortly before he announced that he was running for the Republican presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich reflected on his sins, which include cheating on his first two wives with women he would later marry.
  • Cliff May - The Case For Palestinian Nationalism

    The Case For Palestinian Nationalism

    Cliff May
    Posted: 12/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The region we now call the Middle East is an elaborate mosaic. Among its peoples are the Arabs, denizens of the desert who became great conquerors and colonists. The Persians possessed a mighty empire in antiquity -- and will again if Iran’s current rulers have their way.
  • David Limbaugh - Sometimes Caution Can Backfire

    Sometimes Caution Can Backfire

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 12/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There seems to be a common line of demarcation separating two basic factions on the political right in the various skirmishes we have fought against Barack Obama, from their markedly different approaches to the budget battles to their differences in sizing up the GOP presidential candidates.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you've been watching cable television regularly, you've heard from many analysts who know Newt Gingrich personally. They either call him the smartest man in the room or they tell us Gingrich believes he's the smartest man in the room. Gingrich has always been a government ideas man, and whenever he says something odd, out of the ordinary or otherwise eyebrow raising or provocative, it's explained away as Newt being Newt. His ideas are, in fact, what get him in trouble.