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.
I have a rule about Tweeting: If I delay for even a nano-second from pressing the "Tweet" button, I don't send it.
While we have been totally focused, for the past two months, on the amount of time it takes a webpage to load on healthcare.gov, the rest of the globe appears to be continuing to spin.
Please take a moment on this Thanksgiving to say a Prayer of Thanks for those brave Americans in uniform, and also for the civilians, who are serving in far off places, away from their families, protecting us, and projecting America's values as we enjoy our Thanksgiving dinners safe from fear, and from want; and as we exercise our freedoms of worship and of speech.
Everyone who thinks they know all the aspects of the Iran deal raise hands…Secretary Kerry, put your hand down.
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Anyone over the age of 55 will be asking everyone else over the age of 55: "Where were you when you heard the news?" We all know exactly where we were.
Now that Obombacare has gone from a red hot news item to a grinding series of failure stories, the cable networks have turned their attention to what it all means for 2016.
Since the grand opening of Healthcare.gov - the federal home of Obamacare - on October 1, 2013, the federal government has been able to sign up only 26,794 people.
Chris Christie won in New Jersey; Ken Cuccinelli lost in Virginia. Whatever can we make of that?
A Mullster wrote to ask me whether I was ready to admit I was wrong about Obamacare; that my chastising the House GOP for shutting the government down while demanding that the ACA be repealed, defunded, or delayed was in error.
I am not cheering as I write this column. The Presidency of Barack Obama is spiraling downward largely because of Obamacare and it is not clear to me that Mr. Obama can avoid a Presidential face plant.
When Senator Barack Obama became President-elect Barack Obama, then President Barack Obama there was not-so-secret high-fiving in newsrooms and editorial offices world-wide that after eight years of plundering and bumbling by that cowboy George W. Bush, finally America's foreign policy would be led by a sophisticated internationalist sitting in the White House.
I am more than a little irritated that the Congressional Republicans have allowed the nation's attention to be switched from Senator Ted Cruz and the House Cruzettes back to the astonishing incompetence of the Administration of President Barack Obama.
During the presidency of George W. Bush, member states of the United Nations declined to re-elect the United States to one of the seats reserved for Western States on the United Nations Human Rights Commission. They elected, instead, France, Austria and Sweden.
Last night the House and Senate passed the bill to restart full government services and raise the debt limit.
Anyone old enough to remember Viet Nam can remember how the country felt toward the man and women who were sent to Southeast Asia to prosecute that war.
I've been doing a lot of TV since the shutdown began. Specifically I've been doing one or both of Anderson Cooper's programs at 8 PM Eastern and/or 10 PM Eastern.
Hey, here’s a scoop! I was wrong about when the shutdown would end. I thought it would be last Thursday.
The hoo hah over ObamaCare may actually have some basis in fact. It is going to cost more than anyone can today conceive.
There a many, many calendars to mark the passage of time. There are, according to Wikipedia, 48 current calendars and 22 obsolete calendars ranging from the well-known Aztec Calendar to the more obscure Xhosa calendar (unique to certain areas of Nigeria).
Here in Our Nation's Capital it is difficult to catch your breath as the days tick by toward September 30 - the end of the 2013 Fiscal Year.