Trail Guide: Coverage of the first Clinton-Trump debate

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How a Trump-Gingrich ticket would play out

How a Trump-Gingrich ticket would play out

Load up on popcorn, the Republican ticket may be poised to go to 11. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump is considering Newt Gingrich as his running mate. And as traffic-baiters like to say on the Internet: You won’t believe what happens next!

But first I should come clean. I like Gingrich. My wife worked for him for several years. Whatever his faults, the former House speaker – and architect of the “Republican Revolution” in 1994 – is a brilliant man with almost encyclopedic knowledge of political history and a grab of other topics as well. When John Boehner stepped down from the speakership last year, I proposed in this space that...