Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

Andrew Breitbart, RIP

As readers of this blog know, I have somewhat of a following among the libertarian right.  I don’t really understand it except that there is a deep part of me that distrusts centralization, whether in academic bureaucracies, corporate headquarters or … Continue reading

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Bad Choices for the GOP

Historians of Barack Obama’s political career have always noted that he’s been pretty lucky when it comes to his opponents. 2012 certainly will not change that narrative. It seems to me that the Republicans are now faced with a bad … Continue reading

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Delicious Irony

Two years ago Citizens United financed a documentary by Newt & Callista Gingrich called America at Risk. It was the typical Gingrich over the top Global War on Islam screed and par for the course for the production company most … Continue reading

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Put a Stake In It

The reports of the death of the Neo-Conservative Movement have been greatly exaggerated. Dick Cheney has become a cheerleader for Newt Gingrich whose sole intention seems to be to continue The Long War ad infinitum. On a day when we … Continue reading

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Politics-12/2/11

I think things are beginning to turn towards the Democrats. Even though Newt Gingrich is dismissive of the Occupy Movement, it has already changed the political conversation for 2012. But politically, Democrats believe that they have already won this latest … Continue reading

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Oil Crisis and the Conservative Revolution

I guess if I have to pick one person to blame for our current energy crisis, it would have to be Newt Gingrich. One of his first acts in taking control of Congress after the Conservative Revolution of 1994 was … Continue reading

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Downfall of the Conservative Movement

The New Yorker’s George Packer writes a brilliant piece this week chronicling the downfall of the conservative movement. He talks to all of the major conservative players and his analysis is both cogent and fair. It’s a long piece, but … Continue reading

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November's Democratic Blowout

Even from halfway around the world you can sense a sea change. Hillary’s campaign is running on fumes and she just needs a few days to find a graceful exit. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich warned the Republicans were headed for … Continue reading

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