- - Monday, July 13, 2015

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is joining The Washington Times to write an online column focused on crafting conservative policy solutions for America.

Mr. Gingrich, who led Republicans to power in Congress in the mid-1990s and ran for president in 2012, will pen a twice-a-week column titled “Newt’s Idea Lab,” which will focus on identifying, crafting and exploring solutions to America’s most pressing problems.

He also will answer questions occasionally from readers on video, and will offer subscribers weekly email with his best content.

“Newt has been one of the most innovative policy thinkers of our time, able to craft solutions that directly address America’s challenges while remaining true to his conservative values. Our 14 million monthly readers will be thrilled to share his insights and thought leadership on a weekly basis,” Times CEO and President Larry Beasley said.

Added Editor John Solomon: “In an era when so much of the dialogue seems focused on what’s wrong with America and the world, we are excited to offer a strong, positive voice on what can be done right. Newt’s grasp of history, his political instincts and his command of public policy are certain to create an exciting, meaningful dialogue for our readers each week.”



Mr. Gingrich’s columns will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Washington Times Community portal online at WashingtonTimes.com, where policy and outside analysts debate the issues of the day. The URL for Mr. Gingrich’s specific column is WashingtonTimes.com/communities/NewtsIdeaLab.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write a regular column for The Washington Times online,” Mr. Gingrich said. “The paper is an important hub for conservative ideas, and I look forward to engaging in a lively discussion with readers about America’s future.”

Mr. Gingrich joins a growing number of celebrity thought leaders who write for The Times regularly, including former CIA Director Mike Hayden, Fox News personality and Times online opinion editor Monica Crowley, domestic policy expert Stephen Moore, TV and radio show host Tammy Bruce, former Pentagon official Frank Gaffney and former political reporter Charles Hurt.

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