Tagged Newt Gingrich

What’s The Score? Inside the Delegate Process the Media Doesn’t Want to Talk About

By: Ronnie Kurtz Finally, it’s Super Tuesday! Anyone happen to know the delegate count? It’s Romney—207, Santorum—86, Paul—46 and Gingrich—39, right? Or is it Romney—180, Santorum—90, Gingrich—29 and Paul—23? Wait, it’s Romney—203, Santorum—92, Gingrich—33, Paul—25, isn’t it? As these conflicting accounts—all from reputable news sources with their own stable of followers and subscribers—indicate, determining the…

A Less Than Super Tuesday?

By: Nathaniel Ament-Stone  This coming Tuesday marks Super Tuesday, the busiest election day of the Republican presidential primary season with nine states voting and a tenth (Alaska) beginning its 18-day caucus period. With 410 delegates – nearly 18% of the total convention delegates – at stake, Tuesday may represent former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s last…

Iran and the Reckless Discussion of American Foreign Policy

By: Cody Knapp Earlier this semester, I listened as two of my professors bemoaned the world’s obsession with Hitler. The public, as they perceive it, cannot seem to see past Hitler in any discussion of 20th century history. While observing the current direction of American politics, I find myself similarly critical of the current crop…

Shooting the Messenger

By: Emily Kopp The capricious public has adopted and abandoned Republican primary candidates in recent weeks with the rapidity of the ficklest lover. Only one target, though, seems damned to forever draw voters’ ire—the news media. For every fatalist who argues the internet will eventually render professional outlets obsolete, you’ll find another naysayer, wagging his…

The New Hampshire Debates and the Republican Nomination

By: Gautam Narula The sheer number of Republican debates has been overwhelming. In 2011, there were 13 major debates—not counting several minor debates and forums, or the abortive Newsmax debate hosted by Donald Trump. The deluge continued with two debates, a mere ten hours apart, held in New Hampshire on January 7  and January 8,…

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