Callista Gingrich heading to the Vatican 2


The New York Times reports that Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich’s wife, is Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Ms. Gingrich is a cradle Catholic who attended college at Luther College here in Iowa. She and her husband co-produced a wonderful documentary on Pope John Paul II called, “9 days that changed the world.” More…

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How to use Newt Gingrich in the Trump administration 6


The motto of HHS is “improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.” To that aim, President Obama and former Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sibelius, believed the best way to do that is to treat human life as a disease and trample on our religious liberty with their HHS mandate on religious institutions, a path the current secretary continues on.

Newt Gingrich would undo their warped view of HHS his first sixty seconds as Secretary.

HHS is a sprawling bureaucracy with 67,000 employees and a $700 billion budget.

What would be Mr. Gingrich’s vision for HHS if he became its Secretary? We can get a clue from his book, A Nation Like No Other, Why American Exceptionalism Matters: More…

The soul of a nation 7


I will cast my vote tomorrow for the goodness of America.

Our experiment in democracy has embraced goodness as a goal, as a condition for living in the greatest country in the history of the world.

A Frenchman visiting this rugged country in the 19th century proclaimed,

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” More…

“Sleep walking through history” 6


Newt Gingrich is a historian.

That makes him kind of unique among contemporary political figures who forget history; who rewrite history; and who sleep walk through history (his line).

At last night’s Republican National Convention, Newt Gingrich said it is no longer acceptable to have our leaders lie to the American people about the threat of Islamic terrorism. We can no longer ignore history. More…