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.
If you are going to spend much time in Africa, you will be taking anti-malaria pills. A common medication has the brand name Malarone.
Having been back in the western world for about six hours, I am immersed in the growing triumvirate of scandals that are threatening to engulf President Barack Obama's second term.
Don't email me. It's Livingstone with an "e." And the guy who found Dr. David Livingstone in 1871 was Henry Stanley from the New York Herald.
An important part of the ONE Campaign's effort to involve young men and women in Africa in helping to determine the next round of Millennium Development Goals for 2015 is a project called "You Choose."
People who travel overseas with any regularity know how difficult it is to keep up with news from the U.S. CNN International runs Anderson Cooper and other domestic programs, but the news inserts are for, as the name suggests, and international audience - not for travelling Americans.
Politics or policy? Policy or politics? Those were the questions posed to me by MSNBC's Chris Jansing Wednesday morning an hour before the curtain was due to go up on the hearings before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Mark Sanford is the worst example of what passes for a political professional in the United States.
Every Member of Congress and commissioned officer (civilian and military) in federal service as well as every enlisted service member takes an oath that requires they promise to: "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…"
In spite of a lot of talk and promises, President Obama is one pick away from filling out his Cabinet-level team for his second term.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band lyrics notwithstanding, yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web.
I've done work for T. Boone Pickens and the Pickens Plan since 2008. I wanted to mention this at the top because we're going to be discussing natural gas.
A beautiful day in Dallas - fair skies, temps in the high 60s - thousands of people came out to witness something that is so uniquely American that I'm not certain it survives translation into other languages.
The Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I are heading to Dallas for the opening of the Presidential library of George W. Bush on Thursday.
Suddenly, every cable news anchor, every pundit, every Sunday show guest, and every waiter in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia has become an expert on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be informed of his Miranda rights.
This column is about the vote on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate on the amendment to the gun control bill which had as its two main sponsors Democrat Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (Pa).
The Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary defines the word "civilization" thus:
An ideal state of human culture characterized by complete absence of barbarism and non-rational behavior.
President Obama has tried his version of leading - which has been mostly attempting to bully Congressional Republicans into submission. It hasn't worked.
Lots of dribs and drabs to talk about today.
Barack Obama's second term is off to a very bad start. Even Liberal commentators - at least those with any credibility - are suggesting it may be time for him to lead more and campaign less.
I am a fan of the Central Intelligence Agency. More precisely, I am a fan of the officers and analysts who, along with uniformed service members and Foreign Service Officers, are at the dangerous, too often deadly, pointy end of the sword in promoting American foreign policy as enunciated by the President.