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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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Labor Day Americana Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Employee Rights Act sends right Labor Day message

Thanks to the leadership of Sen. Orrin Hatch and Congressman Tom Price, Republicans have in the Employee Rights Act a solid, positive message for American workers. Published September 3, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Jim Lee/Sioux City Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT **FILE**

Liberal hysteria and the growing populist rebellion

This is a party with its largest state legislative base in history, a majority of the governorships, control of the House and Senate, and more candidates for president than it can get on one stage -- yet there are reasons enough for some columnists to believe it is on the verge of dying. The establishment is beginning to panic and it is going to get worse -- a lot worse. Published September 1, 2015

Comparative government corruption

When people read my report that 75 percent of the American people thought corruption was widespread in government, a number asked me how that 75 percent figure compared to other countries. Published August 20, 2015

Newt Gingrich August 18, 2015

Newt Gingrich on debt and national security

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is asked: The CBO recently said America's crushing debt is a threat to our future security. How would you bring the deficit and debt under control? Published August 18, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Take Bernie Sanders seriously

It is increasingly possible that the 73-year-old socialist from Vermont could be a real contender for the Democratic Party's nomination for president. Published August 13, 2015

Newt Gingrich on Iran, China, Russia

WATCH: Newt Gingrich on Iran, Russia and China

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is asked: How would you address our relationships with Iran, Russia, and China compared to President Obama's approach? Published August 11, 2015

Ducks wade in the Animas River as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923 ( Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)

EPA should face criminal charges

For environmental regulators, victories take the form of fines or jail time for the sinners, whose efforts to produce what humans find useful are insufficiently tempered by reverence for "the environment" -- an imagined perfection of the world before humans. Those regulators must be tormented this week. Published August 11, 2015

Hillary Must Be Lying Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Media gorge on Cecil, pass up red meat on Hillary

It's a bit much to endure the national media speculating for the last couple of weeks about whether Donald Trump will turn the Republican primary contest into an unserious reality television show. Most of them, we can be sure, would like nothing better. Unserious is what they feed on. Published August 4, 2015

In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, photo, new homes under construction are shown for sale in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) ** FILE **

Saving for the American Dream

Homeownership has always been an essential part of the American Dream. For too many aspiring young homeowners, however, that dream is slipping away amid economic stagnation and flat incomes. Published July 30, 2015

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

The divine right of bureaucrats

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acts as judge, jury and executioner in administering laws it has invented through an interpretation of its authority that appears unlimited. Published July 27, 2015

Parents and supporters of a petition to convert traditional Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim, California, to a charter school. (Photo anaheimblog.net)

Sometimes, the good guys win

For a model of ordinary citizens coming together to defeat prison guards of the past, it would be hard to do better than the parents of Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim, California. Published July 23, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sits with Secretary of State John Kerry and Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman during a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Vienna, Austria.  Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-U.S. Energy secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord. Now with his diplomatic legacy on the line, President Barack Obama is turning to Moniz to help sell the deal to a highly skeptical Congress. (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP, File/June 30, 2015 file-pool photo)

John Kerry and lies about Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry entered politics 45 years ago on a platform of opportunistic anti-Americanism and false peace with totalitarianism. Published July 21, 2015

FILE - In this July 9, 2015 file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner called for committees to examine the matter and said President Barack Obama should condemn and end the practice.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Planned Parenthood must testify

It is difficult to imagine a person whose conscience would not be deeply shaken by the practice of cutting up babies to sell their body parts for cash. But horrifyingly, we don't have to imagine. Published July 16, 2015