Ronald Reagan Certainly Was
No Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich — campaigning with Ronald Reagan’s son Michael — has, as many recent Republican candidates have before him, tried to tie himself closely to the legacy of the “Gipper.” Yet if the mirage of Ronald Reagan as a fiscal conservative, manufactured in the late 1990s by Republican operatives to bludgeon then-President Bill Clinton, is … Continue reading “Ronald Reagan Certainly Was
No Newt Gingrich”

Adelson, Gingrich, and the Selling of America

If you want to know what’s wrong with our campaign finance laws – and our political system in a more general sense – look at the way Sheldon Adelson is buying the Republican nomination for his sock puppet, Newt Gingrich. Right now, the anonymous donors to a political action committee, or PAC, can buy ads … Continue reading “Adelson, Gingrich, and the Selling of America”

The Return of the Chickenhawks

What a joy to see Ron Paul take down Newt “Chickenhawk” Gingrich in front of millions of Americans. Slogging through fifteen Republican presidential debates was totally worth it just to witness this defining moment. Dianne Sawyer, who sounded like she was on Quaaludes, raised her eyebrows quizzically as she asked him if he stood by … Continue reading “The Return of the Chickenhawks”

Gingrich the Thanksgiving Turkey

Everyone knows that when you overcook a Thanksgiving Turkey it makes for a dry, overdone meal. Let’s be honest: no amount of gravy is going to mask that disappointment. Kind of like Newt Gingrich, who’s been cooking so long he’s as appetizing as an old leather shoe. And gamey too. A bad bird. Maybe, just … Continue reading “Gingrich the Thanksgiving Turkey”

The Tea Party Disconnect

Some have expressed hopes that the tea partiers, many of whom grew out of the Ron Paul movement, will bring about a shift away from American imperialism through their demands for smaller, cheaper, less intrusive, and more accountable government. But it ain’t necessarily so. The tea partiers generally fail to understand that the indispensable element … Continue reading “The Tea Party Disconnect”

Newt Gingrich: A Menace to Society?

Like a bad penny, Newt Gingrich is back, this time demanding that Tea Partiers grab their muskets for the next revolution – in fact it’s a World War – looming on the horizon. While it sounds farcical, Gingrich’s usual demagoguery and naked opportunism have taken on an even more cynical and pernicious tone this time … Continue reading “Newt Gingrich: A Menace to Society?”