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Hastert and Others

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Gage Skidmore

Newt’s Out, Finally

On Wednesday, the former House speaker formally ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, despite previously vowing to stay in the race until the GOP convention in August.

Posted on May 2, 2012 READ MORE

Republican Profiles

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 READ MORE

The Party of Lincoln

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In the Gusher of Super PACs, Even One Named ‘The Internet’

Sure, there’s the GOP symbol, but the real elephant in the room has been the super PAC, the turbocharged political action committee able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political ads — as long as that spending isn’t coordinated with a particular campaign.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 READ MORE

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Flat Taxes Are Big in the Former USSR. Have They Worked?

GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich all favor flat taxes, which have been criticized for putting a greater burden on middle-income people while cutting taxes for the rich. How have they played out in countries that adopted them?

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 READ MORE

Snow White and the Other Seven Dwarfs

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 READ MORE

Dead Campaign Walking

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 READ MORE

Bestselling Republican Buttons for 2012

Posted on May 13, 2011 READ MORE

American History by Texas

Posted on Mar 17, 2010 READ MORE

The Terrorists Newt Gingrich Wouldn’t Stop

It took the case of “JihadJane” to illuminate what should have been obvious by now: Anyone who claims to be able to identify a potential terrorist by appearance or nationality is delusional. There’s a reason why all of us have to take our shoes off at the airport.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 READ MORE

Rush and Newt Are Winning

A media environment that tilts to the right is obscuring what President Obama stands for and closing off political options that should be part of the public discussion.

Posted on Jun 4, 2009 READ MORE

Hung Up on Race

President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court is a proud and accomplished Latina. This fact apparently drives some prominent Republicans to a state resembling incoherent, sputtering rage.

Posted on May 28, 2009 READ MORE


On Handshakes Past and Present

Certain right-wingers are really upset (!) at President Obama for shaking Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s hand at the Summit of the Americas last weekend, because shaking hands with enemies indicates weakness and is just not done, you see ... with a few notable exceptions.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 READ MORE

How to Win Votes and Influence People

Conservatives fear a “period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy” should Barack Obama and the Democrats sweep in November, but the voters care more about competent government than ideology.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008 READ MORE

Newt’s Exploratory Committee

Posted on Sep 26, 2007 READ MORE


Nine’s a Crowd

Fred Thompson has at long last thrown in his lot with the other (long list of) Republicans running for president. Frequently painted as an eleventh hour hero to conservatives, Thompson’s shtick so far strikes us as canned Gingrich opened long after its expiration date. What do you think?

Posted on Sep 7, 2007 READ MORE

Newt Gingrich
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Gingrich and His Crazy Ideas

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks the road to the White House is longer and stranger than ever—and he ought to be concerned, considering he’s rumored to be joining the other candidates on that road soon.  “These aren’t debates,” the Georgia Republican groused to CNN, comparing the recent debates to a cross between “The Bachelor,” “American Idol” and “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader.”

Posted on Aug 9, 2007 READ MORE

Failing America’s Neediest Children

Why does the Bush administration want to orphan the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, one of the few programs that both Democrats and Republicans have claimed as a wild success since the Clinton days?

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 READ MORE


Gingrich Joins Gonzales Critics’ Chorus

Though the Bush administration continues to support Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, another prominent Republican has called for him to step down.  One-time House Speaker Newt Gingrich went on “Fox News Sunday” and said Gonzales’ “self-created” mess gets in the way of his job.

Posted on Apr 9, 2007 READ MORE

Joe Conason: Destroying Freedom to Save America

Newt Gingrich wants to trim off a little fat—from the Bill of Rights.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006 READ MORE

Clinton and Giuliani
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Clinton and Giuliani Lead the Pack in Poll

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani in the lead for their parties’ nominations.  John McCain, who has lost considerable support among independent voters—possibly due to his plan to send more troops to Iraq—polled closely behind Giuliani.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE

Molly Ivins: Now They’re All for Bipartisanship

Having watched election coverage nonstop all week, I sometimes wake up screaming, “Bipartisanship!” and scare myself.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Stewart Lampoons GOP’s Harboring of Foley

Newt Gingrich says House leadership would have been accused of gay-bashing had it aggressively addressed Mark Foley’s misdeeds.  On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart snapped back: “And by the way, equating a 52-year-old congressman who preys on 16-year-olds with being gay may be one reason the GOP is accused of gay-bashing.”

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE

Digging In for the ‘Long War’

“The Pentagon has decided to fight what it is now calling the ‘Long War.’ Has anyone asked you about this? Me neither.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2006 READ MORE

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