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Is the Washington Post Advocating for Limited Government?

You may have to throw away such Washington Post epithets as "Post-Democrat," "Pravda on the Potomac," and "ComPost." In today's Post, columnist Anne Applebaum calls Newt Gingrich (R), former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, "a towering historical figure" who "tried to do what no one has done before or since" when "he set out, quixotically, to control Congress' apparently insatiable urge to spend the nation's money." While she later adds, "Never mind his methods or his style: At least he made an effort, which is more than can be said of anyone in the current congressional leadership." She closes by writing "It's as if campaigning against big government has become passe': It's so old, so dull, so 1990s. It's impossible to believe that Gingrich ever tried it, impossible to believe anyone ever will again." Congratulations to the Post's Anne Applebaum!

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