Rich Galen

Posted March 26, 2015

You know the case. As a PFC Bergdahl disappeared from his unit's outpost in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He was captured by the Taliban and spent the next five years in captivity.

Posted March 23, 2015

In a debate among candidates for the Democratic nomination for President in Charleston, SC the Associated Press reported that Senator Barack Obama was asked by a questioner via YouTube if he would be willing to meet - without precondition - in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

Posted March 19, 2015

The modern way of getting a campaign to stumble in the early going is not to pick out something the candidate might have said or written; but to pick out something a new staff hire might have Tweeted or posted on Facebook.

Posted March 16, 2015

I lied. I said the other day I wasn't going to write about Hillary's email issue again, but here we are.

Posted March 12, 2015

I hope this is the last time I write about this, but Hillary's email issue is not going to go away any time soon in spite of her press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Posted March 09, 2015

If you've been just about anywhere on the planet Earth for the past week, you have seen, read, or heard about Secretary Hillary Clinton's emails.

Posted March 03, 2015

I have been torn about this speech by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the Congress this morning.

Posted March 02, 2015

I love Twitter. With the advent of Twitter I can follow the major (and even some minor) national reporters and get 127 versions of what all of them have just seen, heard, and thought.

Posted February 26, 2015

The new, improved Hillary Clinton gave a speech that was treated as if it was the official opening of the Hillary for President campaign.

Posted February 19, 2015

By this time next year we will have likely have been through the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Primaries.

Posted February 16, 2015

Speaking of college dropouts, I got involved in a Tweet-fest over the weekend about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's lack of a college degree.

Posted February 11, 2015

It starts, I think, with a fish. It is so pervasive in America that there are at least two names for it: "A Fish Story" or "The One the Got Away."

Posted February 09, 2015

Last week, the Projectile Sweat Moment (henceforth known as the PSM) occurred when the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (henceforth known as the FCC) declared his intention of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II "Communications Service" rather than its current position as a Title I "Information Service."

Posted February 05, 2015

Barack Obama and his foreign policy team have got to come to grips with the fact that the comic book world in which they are living has no relationship to the real world.

Posted February 02, 2015

The decision by Gov. Mitt Romney to drop out of the nominating process for President about three weeks after he had surprised most of the Washington-based punditry by appearing to be serious about getting into the race.

Posted January 29, 2015

But, for all the words that will come out of Washington, we must not ignore the drumbeat of violence that is growing in volume day after day from radical Islamists around the world.

Posted January 26, 2015

The best thing about Iowa's self-promoted position as the opening act of the primary season is: It's only four letters long. Thank God the center of the political universe isn't located in a place called Chickasawhatchee, Georgia.

Posted January 22, 2015

The reactions to the President's State of the Union address are in and, while you might have thought they were divided by ideology, it wasn't so cut-and-dried.

Posted January 21, 2015

Overall: This was not Barack Obama's best speech. It was modest in its scope and scale; it was almost desultory in its delivery; it was as if the President wanted to take a victory lap just two months, two weeks, and two days after getting blitzed in the mid-term elections on November 4.

Posted January 19, 2015

Not content with overseeing the largest - in terms of both numbers and scope - seat losses by any President in American history during his term, Barack Obama has set his sights on causing potential nominees for his office to have to run against his schemes in 2016.