Rich Galen

Posted April 21, 2014

During his press conference last week, President Barack Obama was asked by Politico's Edward Isaac-Dovere whether he would advise Democrats to run on the success of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted April 17, 2014

Three or four short items on my mind today.

Posted April 14, 2014

This is not going to be a screed against out-going Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. I believe that most people who get into government at a senior position know they have a target painted on their back from the day they are nominated until the day someone comes buy to pick up the cardboard boxes from their office.

Posted April 14, 2014

This is not going to be a screed against out-going Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius.

Posted March 31, 2014

September 6, 1995 I flew to Austin, Texas to watch a baseball game on TV with The Lad who was then an undergrad at the University of Texas. The occasion was Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive Major League game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record.

Posted March 27, 2014

President Barack Obama is now officially a boat anchor hanging around the necks of Democrats running for public office from east to west; from north to south and, if there is another dimension - like The Cloud - he's a hindrance there, too.

Posted March 24, 2014

While waiting for some actual news about that missing airliner, my attention moved back to Ukraine generally, and to the whole sanction thing in particular.

Posted March 20, 2014

A minor food fight has broken out among news anchors over the amount of attention the missing Malaysian airliner is getting on the Cable news programs.

Posted March 17, 2014

President Obama has used up his political capital. The cupboard is bare. His distain for the Article I branch is exceeded only by his dislike of the Article III branch. While people thought he was at least trying to do the right thing they gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Posted March 13, 2014

When I first came to Our Nation's Capital in 1977, Democrats held a 292-143 edge in the U.S. House - an astonishing 149 seat majority.

Posted March 10, 2014

Can we take a day off from Ukraine and CPAC and missing airliners to celebrate something very special? It's the need for most of us to want to learn new things; and for being blessed by having a few people who know about those things and, more important, know how to explain them to the rest of us.

Posted March 06, 2014

In addition to Vladimir Putin's strutting and fretting his hour upon the world stage, the big news out of the U.S. Senate yesterday was that seven Democrats voted with all 44 Republicans on a test vote on the confirmation of a guy named Debo Adegbile to be the head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.

Posted February 27, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I made the point that Democrats had been on a mission to remove the word "Obamacare" from the American lexicon.

Posted February 24, 2014

I have been to Ukraine twice in the past four years - in January 2010 and in October 2012. None of what has gone on there over the past few months, is my fault.

Posted February 20, 2014

Over the past three weeks the Congressional Budget Office (better known as the CBO) has made a great deal of news.

Posted February 18, 2014

I want to like the Winter Olympics. I want to be excited about the athletes. I want to not know who won what until I can watch the events on tape delay.

Posted February 13, 2014

Earlier this week Speaker John Boehner avoided a showdown on the debt limit through the simple maneuver of getting 193 Democrats to join 28 Republicans to pass the legislation taking the debt limit off the table until March of next year.

Posted February 10, 2014

The Gallup organization polls every day asking respondents a number of questions including how they think the President - in this case Barack Obama - is doing.

Posted February 06, 2014

The best political snowball fight of the winter season broke out this week when the Congressional Budget Office (generally identified as the NONPARTISAN Congressional Budget Office) released numbers that infer Obamacare will cost jobs and, thus, slow economic growth.

Posted February 03, 2014

I didn't have a favorite in last night's Super Bowl, so I was neither crushed nor exhilarated by the thumping of the Denver Broncos by the Seattle Seahawks. And I want extra credit for watching the whole thing.