Tag: Newt Gingrich

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Rigging American ‘Democracy’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Exclusive: Aided by Republican partisans on the U.S. Supreme Court, America’s ultra-rich are buying up the political process with vast sums of cash, some through dummy corporations. The money has made the GOP campaign nasty, but will dirty up President Obama in the fall,…

The Ugly Words of Newt Gingrich

Poster of Newt Gingrich by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Exclusive: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has built his political career on demonizing those who disagree with him. Off-handedly, he will accuse fellow Americans of possessing the most heinous motives for their actions, now even taking aim at medical researchers,…

Selling the ‘Supply-Side’ Myth

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich posing with his third wife, Callista

Exclusive: Any rational assessment of America’s economic troubles would identify Ronald Reagan’s reckless “supply-side” economics as a chief culprit, but that hasn’t stopped Republican presidential hopefuls, led by Newt Gingrich, from selling this discredited theory to a gullible GOP base, reports Robert…

Turning America into Pottersville

Actor Jimmy Stewart finding himself in Pottersville in "It's a Wonderful Life"

Exclusive: The Republican presidential race has taken a detour into the “class warfare” that the party supposedly despises, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry tagging Mitt Romney as an elitist who got rich by laying off workers. But this spat misses…

Fleecing the Angry Whites

Rick Santorum

Exclusive: Subtly and not so subtly, Republican presidential contenders are playing the race card again, hoping to win over the votes of angry whites by implicitly blaming the shrinking of the middle-class on preferential treatment of blacks and other minorities,…

US Political News Is a Fool’s Game

Former Sen. Rick Santorum with supporters

U.S. political journalists love to cover the horse race of presidential politics focused on polls and gaffes while usually obscuring the nation’s actual problems and how the candidates and their proposals relate to this real world, as Danny Schechter notes.

Slip-Sliding to War with Iran

President Barack Obama as drawn by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Exclusive: Having apparently learned nothing from the Iraq disaster, many of the same political/media players are reprising their tough-guy roles in a new drama regarding Iran. These retread performances may make another war, with Iran, hard to avoid, writes Robert Parry

Republican Tradition of Hostage-Taking

House Speaker John Boehner in poster by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Special Report: Since the days of Richard Nixon, Republicans have pursued an anything-goes brand of politics that often has the look of hostage-taking, with Democrats usually caving in. But, Robert Parry asks, has President Obama finally learned that the only way…

GOP Clowns Take Over the Circus

Republican presidential candidates at a debate

The Republican presidential race has had many jaw-dropping gaffes and fumbles, but perhaps most shocking is the thought that the extreme policies on display might actually come to pass, offering what Lawrence Davidson sees as the strongest argument for supporting…

Is Gingrich Fit to Be President?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Art work by Robbie Conal, robbieconal.com)

Exclusive: Soaring in the polls, Newt Gingrich is confidently predicting his capture of the Republican presidential nomination and now sees the White House within his grasp. But, Robert Parry asks, is this divisive megalomaniac fit to run the most powerful…