When Newt Gingrich Was A Moderate

In this issue’s Observer, I reviewed a couple of new books about The Tea Party.

One of them, Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and The Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party details a half-century worth of conflict between the moderate and conservative wings of the GOP.

And the books names one figure from the 1990’s as able to bridge those differences: Newt Gingrich. Read More

When Newt Gingrich Was A Moderate