Rich Galen

Posted October 23, 2014

We've heard all the chatter about the chances of the GOP taking control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections a week from Tuesday.

Posted October 20, 2014

The growing concern over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States is Barack Obama's equivalent of George W. Bush's Katrina problems.

Posted October 16, 2014

Now that we are within three weeks of the long-awaited mid-term elections, official Washington is focused on two things: (1) Not catching Ebola and, (2) trying to determine if the GOP will take control of the U.S. Senate sometime before the 114th Congress convenes on or about January 3, 2015.

Posted October 13, 2014

I have no interest in adding to the rising level of fear-mongering and finger-pointing that we're reading, hearing, and seeing about Ebola.

Posted October 09, 2014

The American oil and gas industry has saved our collective bacon.

Posted October 02, 2014

The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in a slump.

Posted September 29, 2014

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the phrase in general use to describe the psychological issues that often - not always, but certainly not never - appear after military service in a war zone.

Posted September 25, 2014

On Oct. 2, 2002, Senator Barack Obama said in a major speech in Chicago that "I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." By definition, then, this must be a "smart war."

Posted September 22, 2014

President Barack Obama spoke about the Ebola outbreak in west Africa during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week:

Posted September 18, 2014

First things first. I was on CNN the other day with Donna Brazil and Prof. Larry Sabato. The host wanted to start a fight about whether President Barack Obama had flip-flopped on his committing U.S. military forces in Iraq.

Posted September 15, 2014

I know there is a lot going on in the world, but I want to spend today on the concept known as Net Neutrality.

Posted September 11, 2014

Mr. Obama got himself into the position of having to make a major speech by losing focus during a press conference about three weeks ago. While trying to say that the cable news professional commentariat were getting way ahead of where he was prepared to take the country in the fight against ISIS, he inartfully said that he had "no strategy" at that point to chase them into Syria.

Posted September 08, 2014

President Barack Obama had another very bad week. It was only because former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted on eleven of fourteen counts of corruption that Mr. Obama didn't walk away with the Worst Week honors.

Posted September 04, 2014

You know that I've sailed through pretty rough public relations seas with some high profile figures over my career.

Posted September 01, 2014

The children of America have gone back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone.

Posted August 28, 2014

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.