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.
We're getting closer to all the horses having made their way to the track for the 2016 Presidential derby.
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.
Thank you, America. Happy Birthday.
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.
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.
Trump is not a serious candidate for President, but he can afford to be an raspberry seed in the tooth of this campaign.
Hillary Clinton pulled it off.
The New York Times, last week, published an article detailing the driving record of Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his wife.
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.
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.
Rick Santorum joined the GOP Presidential scrum last night. There are (if you count Donald Trump) 16 announced, pretend, or presumed candidates.
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.
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.
Jeb Bush did not have the best possible 48 hours in the history of American politics. Neither, did he have the worst.
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.
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.
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.
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 CNN.com, "sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell."
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.