Rich Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher." Rich Galen's career includes work in and out of politics, in and out of the United States. Rich Galen did a tour of duty in Iraq where he went at the request of the White House. The assignment - which was to have lasted about eight weeks, stretched into six months. While there, Rich Galen was responsible for bringing the message of the positive aspects of what the coalition was doing in Iraq back to Middle America.
Rich Galen has been press secretary to Dan Quayle, when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a U.S. Senator; and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was House Republican Whip and, in 1996 became the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich. Rich Galen also has extensive non-US experience. At the time of the dissolution of the Communist governments in Eastern Europe, Rich Galen was one of a select number of Americans sent over to help build a democratic political infrastructure. He spent a significant amount of time in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and what was then Czechoslovakia.
Rich Galen is a senior advisor to the world-wide public relations firm, Manning, Selvage & Lee in Washington, DC. Mr. Galen has been married for over 30 years. He and his wife, Susan, live in Virginia. They have one son, Reed, who is 29 years old.
One young man, Marc, came from Germany. He is 21 years old. He dropped out of college some time ago and has been on a personal walkabout trying to decide what to do with his life. He found a Twitter handle, #Zakany, that got his interest and decided to come to this small summer resort community and help with the migrants who come across the border into Hungary; there to board trains to take them on.
There is a rarely used motion available to Members of the U.S. House who are dissatisfied with their leadership. The form is: I move to vacate the chair."
Sometimes, when a candidate drops out of a race - typically a race for his or her party's nomination for President, there is at least a touch of Schadenfreude in most of us. Even - maybe especially - toward candidates we actually like.
The hoo-hah from Republicans AND Democrats over Donald Trump's reaction to a question at a town hall meeting regarding President Obama's religion and the status of Muslims in America made me recognize something: Until Trump attacked Obama, Democrats were largely silent on his candidacy.
With all the projectile sweat over illegal immigrants generated by Donald Trump and parroted by other GOP candidates for President it is useful to take a deep breath to compare and contrast the problems at our southern border with Central and South Americans to the problems in Europe with (largely) Syrians and Iraqis.
Two recent developments might lead to the dreaded unintended consequences: Pyrrhic victories.
The children of America are going back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone.
When the Congress comes back to work after Labor Day there will be a number of items on their to-do list. One that will generate a great deal of smoke and heat will be Congressional approval of the Iran deal.
We have cheapened the value of the word, Hero.
I don't know whether I'm proud or embarrassed to say that until last week I had never heard of AshleyMadison.com.
More information about Hillary's email servers came to light over the weekend...
Hillary Clinton's judgement was so faulty that she was willing to put national security at risk so that she only had to carry one device.
We've probably gone over this before, but there are some immutable rules for the staff surrounding political debates.
Well, that's over. The question I had going into the debate was: Can it possibly live up to its hype
We know who is going to be in the center ring for tonight's GOP debate. Let's take the candidates one-by-one and look at what I think they need to accomplish.
What if Vice President Joe Biden does get into the race for the Democratic nomination?
Federal funds should be halted -- at least temporarily -- to Planned Parenthood until the matter of whether they are trading in fetal tissues for profit.
This was the best Tweet about Donald Trump this past weekend.
I could have written a column about the reaction to a deal with Iran five months ago and I wouldn't have missed by much: Republicans are furious. Democrats are wary.
For the 85 percent of Republicans who want someone other than Donald Trump to be the nominee, the sky might be cloudy; but it is not falling.