Tony Blankley

Anthony David "Tony" Blankley (January 21, 1948 – January 7, 2012) was an American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty years, and as a regular panelist on ''The McLaughlin Group''. He later became an Executive Vice President with Edelman public relations in Washington, D.C. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow in National-Security Communications at the Heritage Foundation, a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated public radio programme ''Left, Right & Center'', the author of ''The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?'' and ''American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century''. He served as the editorial page editor for ''The Washington Times'' from 2002-2009. Provided by Wikipedia