No, David Gregory is not a Hack

I'm seeing a lot of remarks on Twitter about this exchange between Newt Gingrich and David Gregory this morning. I'm seeing people saying Newt "schooled" David Gregory; that he "took it to" Gregory and so forth, but Gregory lets Gingrich speak for nearly two full minutes, uninterrupted, and in doing so he allows Gingrich to point out all of the issues that are going undiscussed, everyday, while the Democrats and the media promote the absolutely false narrative that anyone is trying to ban … [Read more...]

Do Long Marriages Mean Better Presidents?

Two weeks ago, back on November 3, I noted that a long-standing and scandalous "legend" about Newt Gingrich was being refuted by his daughter: We’ve all heard the story about how Newt Gingrich — heartless, horrible man — went to his cancer-stricken wife’s hospital bed and told her he wanted a divorce. We heard it so often, we believed it. I admit, I believed it. Did you? Of course, I was far from the first to notice; Doug Mataconis explored the story back in May of 2011, after … [Read more...]

Will have to look at Newt with New Eyes

We've all heard the story about how Newt Gingrich -- heartless, horrible man -- went to his cancer-stricken wife's hospital bed and told her he wanted a divorce. We heard it so often, we believed it. I admit, I believed it. Did you? Well, his daughter says we ought not have believed it: My mother, Jackie Battley Gingrich, is very much alive, and often spends time with my family. I am lucky to have such a "Miracle Mom," as I titled her in a column this week. As for my parents' … [Read more...]


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