Tag Archive: Newt Gingrich

May 04

Making poverty a crime

Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dickens character, perfectly personified the nasty rich. For example, when asked to make a charitable donation for people trapped in poverty, Scrooge curled his lip in contempt and snarled: “Are there no prisons?” Blessedly, our American society has progressed well past such heartless disdain. Unless, of course, you happen to be poor …

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Mar 12

Pumping Gas Prices for All They’re Worth

Can our nation survive $5-a-gallon gas? By Donald Kaul Oh my God. Gasoline is headed for five bucks a gallon. I read it in the newspaper, so I know it’s true. The national average is already creeping up on $4, and it’s bound to climb higher as the summer surge in travel approaches. FIVE DOLLARS …

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Feb 28

Party of God

You wouldn’t think it would take Him four shots to pick a winner. By Donald Kaul The Republican primaries have been a tough sled for God, the Father of the party. (Well, Republicans claim He is.) First, Michele Bachmann came to Him and asked whether she should run for president. “You go, girl,” He said, …

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Jan 30

Destroy our future

I’m forming my very own Super PAC. By Donald Kaul Newt Gingrich has a Super PAC called “Winning Our Future.” Mitt Romney’s is called “Restore Our Future.” I know, technically Super PACs don’t belong to candidates. But only innocents like Boy Scouts and the Supreme Court believe that. In the real world, this new kind …

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Jan 23

Juan Williams, “Say what?”

By Gary Hardaway During the January 16th Republican debate, Fox News panelist Juan Williams issued this challenge to Newt Gingrich. “You recently said black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps. You also said poor kids lack a strong work ethic and proposed having them work as janitors in their schools. Can’t you see that …

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Jan 19

Vulture capitalism or populist demagoguery?

By Pat Buchanan “They’re vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick, and then they swoop in … eat the carcass … and … leave the skeleton.” So Rick Perry colorfully characterized the private equity firm Bain Capital, once run by Mitt Romney. How did Bain …

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Dec 13

Influence Peddler for President

Gingrich, his lawyers, and his staff adamantly insist that it’s rude and crude to call him a lobbyist. By Jim Hightower Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad. I stand corrected. I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by taking big bucks from …

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Dec 05

Mitt’s personhood problem

The media is ignoring Romney’s view that fertilized human eggs deserve legal rights. By Jason Salzman During the presidential election season — which, in case you haven’t noticed, has already begun — it’s up to reporters to link major state-based political events to positions of the presidential candidates. One such event of late was Mississippi …

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