Tag: Newt Gingrich

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground
July 18, 2016

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

BY JOE CONASON In the hours after the horrendous attack on French revelers and tourists in Nice – celebrating Bastille Day in homage to liberty, equality and fraternity – supporters of the so-called Islamic State declared revenge for the reported killing of an ISIS commander known as “Omar the Chechen.” Indeed, several of their top…

Reaping The Harvest
June 9, 2016

Reaping The Harvest

BY BOB BEARDEN And suddenly they don’t like The Donald. Not just America, in general, but the Grand Old Party of Lincoln, in particular. He has been called out by the likes of Scott Walker, no piker himself to the nasty innuendo, and even Newty the Gingrich has gotten in the name-calling race and he,…

Republican ‘Takers’ Take Down The Establishment
March 4, 2016

Republican ‘Takers’ Take Down The Establishment

BY FROMA HARROP Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment. The Republican Senate leadership yet again announced its refusal to consider anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court until after the presidential election. It is the job of the…

Clinton Scandals: If The First Time Is Tragedy …
October 20, 2015

Clinton Scandals: If The First Time Is Tragedy …

BY JOE CONASON With a self-proclaimed socialist running a credible campaign for president, perhaps the time has come to revive Karl Marx’s wittiest aphorism – although his pungent quip is relevant to Hillary Clinton, not Bernie Sanders. At the outset of The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, the young revolutionary said Hegel had once observed…

Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi and America’s ‘Family Values’
June 7, 2015

Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi and America’s ‘Family Values’

BY JOE CONASON Republicans on Capitol Hill keep telling everyone how terribly shocked they are by the tawdry tale of Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House indicted for violations of federal money-laundering statutes in an effort to cover up alleged sexual abuse of a male high-school student many years ago. Long upheld as…

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