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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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Illustration in appreciation of Nancy Reagan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Nancy Reagan: Our remembrance

Callista and I were sorry to learn of the passing of Nancy Reagan on Sunday. We will miss her supportive and welcoming presence at the Reagan Presidential Library, but are comforted to know that she will once again be reunited with her beloved Ronnie. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 4, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

John Kasich's moment

Thursday night's debate in Detroit became Ohio Gov. John Kasich's moment. In Frank Luntz's focus group, 18 of 24 picked Mr. Kasich as the winner. Published March 4, 2016

In this Aug. 6, 1986 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Anthony Scalia attends a Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Lana Harris/File)

The wisdom of Antonin Scalia

"I hope to impart to you the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. For decades, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shared some form of this message with countless audiences. Published February 18, 2016

6 year old Gavin Price follows the lead of big sister Sydney Price, 11, and prays during Ash Wednesday service at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 10,  2016.  The Price's are from Mt. Ephraim. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

This week, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, a period of spiritual reflection, fasting and penitence that many Christians undertake each year to prepare for the celebration of Easter. Published February 12, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Prime Minister David Cameron, right, at the 'Supporting Syria and the Region' conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, Thursday Feb. 4, 2016. Leaders and diplomats around the world are meeting in London Thursday and pledging some billions of dollars to help millions of Syrian people displaced by war, and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees into Europe. (Stefan Rousseau / Pool via AP)

Refugee lessons from Europe

The media debate about Western countries accepting "refugees" has been full of more assertions than facts. Here, then, are a few facts. Published February 4, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., poses for a photo during a campaign event at Iowa State University, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Iowa lessons

Iowa, as it often does, offered some real surprises during the caucuses. Published February 2, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Supreme Court Justice Obama?

As the Republican primaries have become increasingly contentious in recent weeks, various factions have threatened not to support the others should their preferred candidate fail to win the nomination. But if the prospect of Hillary Clinton as president is not frightening enough to unite Republicans behind their eventual nominee, perhaps something Mrs. Clinton said in Iowa this week will be. Published January 28, 2016

The Reince Priebus Revolution

A remarkable revolution has taken place quietly but certainly in the process of electing a candidate for president. Published January 21, 2016

This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows Pablo Schreiber, from left, as Kris "Tanto" Paronto, John Krasinski as Jack Silva, David Denman as Dave "Boon" Benton and Dominic Fumusa as John "Tig" Tiegen, in the film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" from Paramount Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment/Bay Films. The movie releases in U.S. theaters Jan. 15, 2016. (Christian Black/Paramount Pictures via AP)

'13 Hours': a must-see movie

Callista and I saw "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" on Monday. It was a tremendous experience. The intensity of the continuous action reminded me a lot of the movie "Black Hawk Down." Published January 19, 2016

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This image made from video posted online April 19, 2015 by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, members of an IS affiliate walk captured Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Libya. The video purportedly shows two groups of captives: one held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south. A masked militant delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage that purportedly shows the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach. (Militant video via AP, File)

Obama blasts bullying, ignores beheading

The 2016 State of the Union address was very striking for the one-sidedness and disproportion of the president's concern for religious suffering. Published January 14, 2016

In this Dec. 19, 2015, photo. Hillary Clinton speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Using a savvy social media campaign, in-person pleas and pithy T-shirts, three Iowa high school students have successfully lobbied Clinton to visit their small town. Clinton will appear Dec. 22 in Keota, a town of about a thousand people in southeast Iowa. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hillary Clinton's Christmas gifts for Republicans

In the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night -- which was, by design, almost unwatched, even by President Obama himself -- Hillary Clinton gave republicans three unexpected but delightful Christmas gifts. Published December 22, 2015

George Washington and troops crossing the icy Delaware River.

The war on Christmas

Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado took a small but important step in Congress this week when he introduced a resolution, H. Res. 564, along with 35 cosponsors, to reassert the place of Christmas in the public square. Published December 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, John Kasich and Rand Paul talk together following the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Republican leaders should worry about themselves, not Trump

The latest polls showing Donald Trump with his biggest lead yet -- 38 percent in the new Washington Post-ABC poll -- have Republican leaders fussing about what the party will do if "The Donald" becomes their nominee. Published December 16, 2015

Government Waste Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Outrageous waste by an out-of-control government

Americans believe that more than half of all federal spending is waste, according to Gallup -- 51 cents out of every dollar to be specific. This is one of those points on which so-called experts can marshal all kinds of figures to show that ordinary Americans are wildly off-base -- and the experts will be stupider for it. Published December 10, 2015