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Newt Gingrich, a Republican, served as House speaker from 1995 to 1999 and ran as a presidential candidate in 2012. He is an adviser to the Center for Union Facts.

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A veteran salutes during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**

No veterans, no freedom

The next time someone asks you why we celebrate Veterans Day, remind them that a nation that does not honor its veterans may not have its freedom for very long. Published November 10, 2015

Then-Kentucky Republican Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Jenean Hampton, left, looks on as her running mate, Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, addresses their supporters from the steps of the Bevin campaign headquarters in Somerset Ky., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The collapse of the Democratic Party

At least since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Republicans have been hearing that their party is on the verge of extinction. The only thing the media pundits haven't seemed able to agree on is what will be the cause of death. Published November 5, 2015

Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruz take the stage during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

The miraculous Republican debate

Thursday night's presidential debate on CNBC may go down in history as a major turning point in candidate-news media relations. Published October 29, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks with Jake Sullivan, a former staff member for her at the State Department, during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton's callous indifference to veterans

Bill Clinton is famous for his power of empathy--his ability to make voters think he can "feel their pain," as he put it when running for president in 1992. Twenty-three years later, Hillary Clinton wants voters to think she feels their pain, too. Published October 27, 2015

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., left, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., have a heated discussion on the dais on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, as Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before the committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary's Benghazi hearing and public trust

For people who say there is nothing left for the public to learn about Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails or her actions surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks, Democrats on the House select committee spent an awful lot of time Thursday attacking colleagues who asked reasonable questions. And Mrs. Clinton spent an awful lot of time filibustering to run out the clock. Published October 23, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher/File)

Are more lies the answer for Hillary?

Many observers in the political-news media establishment thought Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a winning performance at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate. Published October 15, 2015

Hillary Testifies about Benghazi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Duplicity in fact and fiction

Back in June 2013, when Pete Earley, Joe Desantis and I began considering writing a novel about terrorism and a presidential campaign, we could not have imagined how much fact and fiction would blend together. Published October 13, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks in Washington, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  McCarthy announced Monday his candidacy for House Speaker, replacing the outgoing John Boehner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kevin McCarthy for House speaker

If I were in the House of Representatives today, I would support Kevin McCarthy for speaker. My choice would not be a close call. Published October 6, 2015

In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., emerge from a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a stunning move, Boehner informed Republicans that he would step down at the end of October.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

From John Boehner to Kevin McCarthy

Hardline conservative House members finally made life sufficiently unpleasant for Speaker John Boehner that retirement was a practical alternative. Published September 29, 2015

In Poland, Pope John Paul II raises his arms to his audience in the Krakow Wawel Cathedral where the Pontiff celebrated a Mass shortly after he arrived here from Czestochowa, June 7, 1979.  (AP Photo)

Pope Francis and religious liberty

The most important message Pope Francis will bring to Washington this week is about religious liberty. Published September 22, 2015

Angel Nevins, center and her friend and classmate Jade Smith, left, wait for their signal to ring their hand bell as children from the Anderson Grove Head Start program in Caledonia, Miss., ring their hand bells to accompany several patriotic songs, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., at the conclusion of a rally by early childhood education supporters, childcare providers and supporters who called for support of the Mississippi Pre K Collaborative Act before this year's legislature. The groups lobbied their lawmakers to support the legislation that provides funding for local partnerships between public, parochial and private schools and licensed child care programs in some parts of the state.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

End the pre-K monopoly

Back-to-school season this year coincides with the real start of the 2016 political season, which means we've been hearing even more than usual about one of the left's pet policies, universal pre-K. Published September 21, 2015