Rich Galen

Posted July 31, 2014

When the Government Accountability Office - better known as the GAO - released that number, it was like finding a Kenyan birth certificate with the name "Barry Obama" written in official Swahili.

Posted July 28, 2014

There is a growing battle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled White House.

Posted July 24, 2014

During the Senate hearings into what had already become known as "Watergate," the leading Republican on the panel, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked of witnesses "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

Posted July 21, 2014

The Gaza Strip is a land mass bordered by Israel on the north and east, the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and Egypt on the south. It has a land mass of 360 square miles which is about twice the size of Washington, DC.

Posted July 17, 2014

?I am not, as you might know by now, a huge fan of President Barak Obama. Neither, it seems, are a large majority of the American people. According to the latest summary of national polls from, the President's job approval is sitting at only 41.9 percent.

Posted July 14, 2014

I am not a World Cup Denier.

Posted July 10, 2014

It is one thing for Republicans to point fingers at President Barack Obama. It is something else for a Democrat to point a finger at Barack Obama.

Posted July 07, 2014

Let's chat about the state of campaigns for the United State Senate in the midterm elections on November 4.

Posted June 30, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014, marked the 10th anniversary of the return of sovereignty from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority to the people of Iraq. The return of sovereignty was made necessary by the invasion of a coalition force in April 2003 that overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Posted June 26, 2014

?We've been through this before, but it bears repeating today: Politics = winning. Religion = salvation.

Posted June 23, 2014

The thing about fifty years isn't that it goes by so quickly when you're looking backwards, and seems so impossibly far away when you're looking ahead. That's true, but it's not what is most important.

Posted June 19, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, in the roiling political wake of the growing scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs, the House of Representatives passed the "Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act" by a vote of 390-33.

Posted June 16, 2014

Another fast-moving story overtook Our Nation's Capital this weekend as the Sunni insurgency that invaded and took control of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, last week and was marching on the capital of Baghdad.

Posted June 12, 2014

Let's stipulate that I am old. Really old. Not Ralph Hall old (91 years) but pretty old. Old enough so I know exactly what Eric Cantor's staff have been going through since Tuesday night after his stunning defeat at the hands of economics professor Dave Brat.

Posted June 09, 2014

Depending upon how much time you might have spent watching one of the History/Military/Smithsonian channels over the past few days, you know that D-Day was far from a perfectly designed plan, flawlessly executed.

Posted June 05, 2014

I have spent a good deal of time considering how to approach this column.

Posted June 02, 2014

The governing theory of President Barack Obama's foreign policy swung into full view today - after a number of out-of-town tryouts - when Pulitzer Prize winning writer Thomas Freidman wrote in his Sunday New York Times Column:

Posted May 29, 2014

I was in Ukraine over the weekend as part of the Official Observer mission courtesy of the International Republican Institute.

Posted May 19, 2014

Our Nation's Capital has been agitated to the point of needing medication over the two big stories involving Hillary Clinton and Jill Abramson.

Posted May 12, 2014

On Friday, I drove down to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to attend the retirement ceremony of Colonel Mike Ceroli.