Rich Galen

Posted July 09, 2015

We're getting closer to all the horses having made their way to the track for the 2016 Presidential derby.

Posted July 06, 2015

Over one-in-five Greeks is over 65 (and receiving a pension) but to feed those pension funds requires a thriving workforce. Youth unemployment in Greece is 49.7 percent.

Posted July 03, 2015

Thank you, America. Happy Birthday.

Posted June 25, 2015

The Chinese won't want this information. They already have it. But I guarantee you there are some Russian guys sitting in a smoke-filled room at the Edward Snowden Institute for Electronic Surveillance trying to get into that contractor's system.

Posted June 22, 2015

I don't want to add to the blathering and hand wringing over what happened when Dylann Roof killed nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Posted June 18, 2015

Trump is not a serious candidate for President, but he can afford to be an raspberry seed in the tooth of this campaign.

Posted June 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton pulled it off.

Posted June 11, 2015

The New York Times, last week, published an article detailing the driving record of Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his wife.

Posted June 08, 2015

To the Hillary Clinton campaign's great credit, they have gone a long way toward not just making it illogical for any Democrat to mount a campaign against her, but political treason.

Posted June 01, 2015

With the entry into the race for the Republican nomination for President today of South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham, that will bring the number of officially declared candidates to nine.

Posted May 28, 2015

Rick Santorum joined the GOP Presidential scrum last night. There are (if you count Donald Trump) 16 announced, pretend, or presumed candidates.

Posted May 25, 2015

Posted May 21, 2015

A poll released this week by the Pew Research Center shows that Republicans are, for the most part, pleased with the GOP field of potential Presidential Candidates.

Posted May 19, 2015

George Stephanopoulos appears to have made a mistake. It was a mistake he made three times having given $25,000 per year for three years to one or another of that Gordian Knot of elements that make up the Clinton's foundation.

Posted May 14, 2015

Jeb Bush did not have the best possible 48 hours in the history of American politics. Neither, did he have the worst.

Posted May 11, 2015

The results of the elections in the United Kingdom last week were the latest, not the first, surprise if "surprise" is based upon what the pre-election polls were saying.

Posted May 07, 2015

The attack by two Islamic gunmen on a community center in Garland, Texas has raised, again, a discussion on what is "protected speech" under the First Amendment to the Constitution and what is not protected.

Posted April 30, 2015

A single mother of six who went out into the danger to rescue her kid. Thats what mothers have been doing for millions of evolutionary years.

Posted April 27, 2015

Last week General David Petraeus, as the result of a plea agreement, was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine for the crime of, as reported by, "sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell."

Posted April 23, 2015

What with all the attention on New Hampshire - candidates striding into coffee shops in the hope of finding a supporter, and reporters interviewing one another - I thought I'd recount an adventure in a small town called Claremont, New Hampshire.