Newt Gingrich

Remembering the Attempted Coup Against Gingrich

As people marvel at how quickly Newt Gingrich’s fellow Republican piled on him this week, it’s worth remembering how glad they were to see him leave Congress more than a decade ago. (Salon‘s Steve Kornacki is good on this.) Best remembered is the way Gingrich was pushed from his speakership after House Republicans lost seats in the 1998 …

Newt Gingrich’s No Good, Very Bad Week

One of the raps against Newt Gingrich is that he lacks the discipline to sustain the rigors of a presidential campaign. And while an outburst or two was inevitable, it’s safe to say nobody expected the former House Speaker to …

Newt Gingrich Courts Hispanic Voters

Hispanics are not a typical target demographic for Republicans seeking a presidential nomination. Rather, since at least 2007, GOP candidates tend to jump all over each other to prove that they will take a tougher, no-amnesty line on immigration. But Newt Gingrich is breaking from the pack.

Newt’s ‘Rithmetic: 2+2=…5?

Newt Gingrich has made the simple slogan “2+2=4” a central part of his presidential campaign message. That’s a reference to the totalitarian state of George Orwell’s 1984, and the way it warps reality to keep its subjects mentally enslaved.

It’s a bit ironic, then, that Newt should be so vulnerable to the Washington Post‘s …

Newt Gingrich’s Friendly Fire Problem

The main problem Newt Gingrich faces in his campaign for President is not going to be the number of liberals who don’t like him. It’s going to be the number of conservatives who don’t like him.

This goes way back.

On the Second Day, He Rested

After a series of head-fakes and stutter steps, Newt Gingrich finally jumped in the GOP presidential race Wednesday, announcing his candidacy on Twitter and previewing his platform in a YouTube video set to soothing elevator music. The rollout wasn’t perfect: Gingrich’s website,, still featured empty space earmarked for quotes …

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