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Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, a Republican, served as House speaker from 1995 to 1999 and ran as a presidential candidate in 2012. He is an adviser to the Center for Union Facts.

Columns by Newt Gingrich

Key 'Lessons in Liberty' illustration by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

Key ‘Lessons in Liberty’

Historic leaders often have something important in common. They are not born great. Their greatness is a result of a lifetime of difficulty and consequential choices. Published July 4, 2024

Protecting the Chattahoochee River illustration by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

Protecting the Chattahoochee River

My daughter Jackie Cushman recently updated me on a remarkable project happening in Georgia to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River. I want to share it because it is a model for how citizens can collaborate on conservation to accomplish important things that benefit everyone. Published July 1, 2024

Trump v Biden debate illustration by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

The American people’s presidential debate

The news media's analysts and commentators are preparing to argue over every detail of Thursday night's presidential debate, but the American people are entering debate week with strong, widely held feelings. Published June 26, 2024

The House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol meets to hold one of former President Donald Trump's allies in contempt, former strategist Steve Bannon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 19, 2021. From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House must repudiate Jan. 6 committee

The hard work of Rep. Barry Loudermilk and his team on the House Administration Committee has proved that the Jan. 6 committee operated completely outside the bounds of legitimacy. Published June 24, 2024

Biden’s policies are a problem illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Biden’s policies causing Americans real pain

Democratic analysts don't seem to understand why the all-out legal assault on former President Donald Trump isn't working. It's because they keep talking among themselves and not with the American people. Published June 10, 2024

Former President Donald Trump speaks at Manhattan Criminal court, Monday, May 20, 2024, in New York. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

Trump’s great week and Biden’s debate desperation

President Biden's sudden challenge to debate Donald Trump should be studied carefully by everyone who wants to understand the American people and the deep currents running through our society. Published May 21, 2024

Trump to save America's cities illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Trump’s plan to save our cities

With all the devastating news about urban crime, drug overdoses, illegal immigration and educational failures, it is encouraging that Donald Trump has committed to saving America's cities. Published January 1, 2024