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Op-ed: The falso god of politics

...publishing a 13-point plan he calls "The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality," which some have compared to Newt Gingrich's 1994 "Contract with America." De Blasio's proposal, though, might be likened to a contract hit on America...
Op-ed: The front-runner in name only

...grind down all the other candidates. Romney could do that in 2012 against an unprepared Rick Perry, an undisciplined Newt Gingrich and an unfunded Rick Santorum. Bush is running against a field that has about a half-dozen candidates who would...
Cal Thomas: The rhetoric and the record of Mario Cuomo

...their politics.My one encounter with Cuomo came after a column I wrote following his 2007 debate with former Speaker Newt Gingrich at Cooper Union in New York, the site of a famous speech by Abraham Lincoln. I said that Gingrich clearly won the...
Inclusion of all parties important to political process

...sustainable budget had such a major impact on the political discourse that President Clinton and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich were motivated to carry the water for a balanced budget and through bipartisan support, it was realized for a short...
Bob Franken: Humans on the comet

...isn't enough room), but we'd all benefit if we couldn't really hear what they were saying. I remember that Newt Gingrich used to talk about lunar colonies. This could go him one better, although there is no reason we shouldn't send...
Rhyme no reason

...the "possibility"; even Michelle Obama is quoted about it.Many Republicans are cringing. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who knows a thing or two about overplaying his hand, cautions that the Democrats are bringing it up every chance...
Bob Franken: Subhuman rhetoric

...the people in his district certainly have a respect for his way with words and his grasp of nuance.In fairness, Newt Gingrich made an arguable point while condemning Ted Nugent's language during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Suggesting...
A rocky future model of those who immediately followed him, particularly the man who succeeded him as House speaker, Newt Gingrich. It was Gingrich who engineered the government shutdowns of 1995 and 1996 before finally negotiating with those he...
McConnell armed, not dangerous

...sorry, I couldn't restrain myself) to the far right. All the other usual suspects were there: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, plus the amazing self-promoters like Sarah Palin and Donald...
Cal Thomas: 'It takes an army to defeat an army'

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that...


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