Rich Galen

Posted August 25, 2014

The Washington Post runs a little item every Friday entitled: "Who Had the Worst Week in Washington?"

Posted August 21, 2014

I never crossed paths with James Foley. I regret not having met him. A freelance reporter of great skill and courage, Foley was murdered, on camera, by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by cutting off his head.

Posted August 18, 2014

Let us stipulate that none of us know what happened between Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown. We can also stipulate that the members of the Ferguson Police Department might need some additional training.

Posted August 14, 2014

Let's hug it out.

Posted August 11, 2014

I know most of you are not terribly interested in foreign affairs. In fact, my experience has been that when I write a column based on something going on somewhere outside the borders of the U.S. of A. my normally quick-to-hit-the-SEND-key readership is just about silent.

Posted August 07, 2014

I bet, that if you wanted to start a real shouting match with the Obamanistas, it wouldn't do to compare President Obama to George W. Bush, or even Richard Nixon.

Posted August 04, 2014

If former Congressman Barney Frank were a Republican from, say, Missouri, and the President of the United States was a Republican from, say, Oklahoma, and Frank said that the President's Administration had lied to the American people, that would probably be pretty big news.

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.