Rich Galen

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.

Posted April 20, 2015

I know you're rolling your eyes and thinking "Figure that out all by yourself, Einstein?"

Posted April 16, 2015

I know how much you enjoy it when I share my TV and radio appearances with you, but indulge me.

Posted April 13, 2015

Well. I'm glad that's behind us.

Posted April 09, 2015

Rand Paul's official campaign began with a speech on Tuesday. By yesterday he had been in arguments with two reporters.

Posted April 06, 2015

Today marks ten years of Major League baseball in Our Nations Capital!

Posted April 02, 2015

I wasn't going to write about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA - pronounced RIFF-ruh) not because I didn't want to take a position, but because I can't understand it.

Posted March 30, 2015

The Arab League is a multi-national organization made up of 22 nations ranging from Mauritania on the West coast of Africa to Qatar in the Persian Gulf.

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.