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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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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

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