Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich has published nineteen books including 10 fiction and non-fiction best-sellers. He is Chairman of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm and General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future. Gingrich's exclusive column for the Examiner appears Fridays.
The Obama administration has been explicit about how its decision to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant was meant as a threat to Congress.
Its message was clear: pass job-killing cap-and-trade legislation or accept more onerous (and more job-killing!) “command and control” regulation of the economy by bureaucrats at the EPA. Read More
President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson got star treatment at the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen this week.
Jackson’s biggest applause line was when she said she was "proud" of the EPA’s announcement that it would regulate greenhouse gases as dangerous pollutants.
For a nation under siege by popular culture and the left with environmental alarmism, government regulation of greenhouse gases may at first glance seem like a reasonable step. Read More
After a smoke-and-mirrors “jobs summit” in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, President Barack Obama headed out into the real world today, to Allentown, Pa., to talk more about jobs — and good for him.
But instead of shutting out those who disagree with him — like he did at his Washington gathering — the president needs to let some crashers into the jobs party in Allentown. He may not like what they have to tell him, but Obama needs to hear the voices of America’s small businesses. Read More
In the vast desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is the 1.6 million-acre Mojave National Preserve. Located within the preserve, in an area so remote that an hour can pass between cars traveling by, sits a 7-foot cross on the top of a hill. There used to be a cross there, that is. Today, the cross is covered by a plywood box, looking for all the world like a blank billboard on a lonely rock outcropping. Read More
On Nov. 6, the unemployment rate jumped to 10.2 percent. The underemployment rate — including part-time workers who want full-time jobs and those who have simply quit looking for work — reached 17.5 percent.
How did Washington, D.C., react? The next day, the Democratic-controlled House passed a trillion-dollar increase in government disguised as a health care bill.
In the face of the worst jobless rate in 26 years, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats don’t seem to realize that adopting bad policies kills jobs. Read More
Some consider President Barack Obama’s refusal to attend next week’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany an outrage.
I consider it a tragedy.
To commemorate, after all, is to remember. And Americans need to remember, not just that the wall fell, but why it fell. We need to remember that the Berlin Wall was a symbol of more than just the Cold War, more than just the division of Europe.
It was a symbol of an evil ideology that denied human dignity, denied truth and only respected power. Read More
If Gov. Jon Corzine wins a second term Tuesday, New Jersey voters will have two things to thank: Goldman Sachs and Chris Daggett campaign headquarters.
Goldman Sachs is where Corzine made most of the astonishing $24 million he has plowed into his re-election campaign (compared to the $9 million spent by his Republican opponent, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie).
And Daggett is the third-party candidate who’s never been higher than 20 percent in the polls, but whose candidacy may very well determine the outcome of the race. Read More
In my spare time, I dabble in writing historical fiction. Lately, I’ve been thinking of an interesting alternative history: How would the Obama White House deal with Thomas Paine?
Paine was, of course, the most influential writer of the American Revolution. He wrote “Common Sense,” a pamphlet that was so pivotal in changing American minds about independence that it has been called “the 47 pages that changed America.” Read More
Sergeant First Class Jared Monti was leading a reconnaissance mission on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2006 when the grenade hit.
Besieged, under fire and outnumbered by the Taliban, Monti and his men dove for cover. But one of his men got hit. So Monti left his cover three times to try to retrieve him.
On the third try, Monti was hit by a grenade and died on the field. Read More
It turns out the joke was on us.
In August — while thousands of Americans were dutifully attending town hall meetings to let their elected representatives know they oppose big government, big bureaucracy and high-tax health care — unelected congressional staff huddled in Washington, D.C., writing their own health care bill.
In 1962, presented with U2 spy plane photos of Soviet missile sites in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy ordered his Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, to directly confront the Soviets. At a tense emergency meeting of the Security Council, Stevenson exposed the Soviets’ denials as lies by showing the world the U2 photos. Read More
What’s the Obama administration thinking?
A close ally of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez sits barricaded in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, having been lawfully convicted of attempting a slow-motion coup in the country. Paid bands of his rent-a-thugs are terrorizing and looting the city.
And the Obama administration is effectively cheering them on.
It all began this summer when Honduras President Manuel Zelaya was deposed and deported following his attempt to subvert the country’s constitution.
It’s hard to know who should be more embarrassed by revelations about the radical group ACORN — the mainstream media or the politicians who have funneled taxpayer dollars to the group for years?
It took two amateur 20-something filmmakers to do what ABC, NBC and CBS couldn’t or wouldn’t: expose an ongoing, taxpayer-funded criminal enterprise.
These intrepid filmmakers have now supplied video of four ACORN offices providing detailed instructions on how to defraud the government in furtherance of child prostitution and human trafficking. Read More