Newt Gingrich served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as their Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending a 40-year Democratic Party majority. A Ph.D. in Modern European History, he is the author of the non-fiction works "To Renew America" and "A Contract with the Earth," among others, as well as a variety of works of historical fiction. He is currently a senior fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute—where he focuses on health care, information technology, the military, and politics—and the founder of the Center for Health Transformation. He lives in McLean, Virginia.
Newt Gingrich is on the verge of becoming the first Republican to enter the race for president. While pundits have criticized the seemingly poor organization and sloppy messaging of his prospective campaign, Gingrich was sharply focused during his interview with Big Think, taking aim at the "fourth bubble" he calls government spending.