There are two kinds of people: Those who miss Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, and those who are angry that the campaign still owes them money. Count me in the first camp.
I'm one of the lucky gentrifiers whose neighborhood has remained wired and cooled and online—perfect for reading colleagues' missives about the outages in the suburbs. Perfect, too, for reading Bill Forstchen's Newt-endorsed (he writes the introduction) thriller One Second After, all about life after an EMP attack cripples the West. But the most exciting EMP-esque drama I'm aware of is the upcoming series Revolution, a J.J. Abrams-produced look at post-electricity America.
Tip of the hat to Alex Burns, who wonders if Callista Gingrich's tweets about Italian tourist spots help explain why Gingrich tweeted this so early in the morning, Eastern time.
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