Rich Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher."

His career includes work in and out of politics, in and out of the United States.

In 2003-2004, Rich 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, he was responsible for bringing the message of the positive aspects of what the coalition was doing in Iraq back to Middle America.

My Articles

November 25, 2013, 6:06 AM EST
Everyone who thinks they know all the aspects of the Iran deal, raise hands -- Secretary Kerry, put your hand down.
November 21, 2013, 4:56 AM EST
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. I remember exactly where I was.
November 20, 2013, 4:18 AM EST
Obombacare will be an issue in the 2016 race. But, it isn't going to be the only issue. The Congress still has immigration reform, ENDA, plus all the annual appropriations, budget, and tax issues.
November 14, 2013, 5:40 AM EST
If I were advising Republicans running for office next year -- any office -- I would want as many people as possible to sign up for Obamacare and then look for young families who are paying a lot more for their insurance and make my Democratic opponent answer for it.
November 11, 2013, 4:20 AM EST
Veterans' Day is not a Monday holiday. The symmetry of 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has been preserved and it is always celebrated on November 11th.
November 4, 2013, 5:10 AM EST
At six people per day, the Obama Administration will meet its target of seven million people by the year 5209.
November 1, 2013, 5:10 AM EDT
The Presidency of Barack Obama is spiraling downward largely because of Obamacare and it is not clear to me that Mr. Obama can avoid a Presidential face plant.
October 29, 2013, 4:36 AM EDT
Has the information gathered through the NSA wiretaps been worth the loss of trust and prestige that the rest of the world has had in the President of the United States?
October 25, 2013, 4:43 AM EDT
The Congressional GOP blinded us to the failings of the Obama Administration in the glare of the shut-down fight.
October 21, 2013, 5:02 AM EDT
Here's my excellent idea du jour: Disband the UN. It is useless at best and harmful to world peace at worst.
October 17, 2013, 4:38 AM EDT
Do I think the government shutdown bodes ill for House Republicans in 2014? No. Let's go back over the past few months in terms of failures that can be laid at the feet of the Obama Administration.
October 14, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT
Yesterday veterans from around the country converged on Washington to force open the war memorials as well as such iconic sights as the Lincoln Memorial.
October 10, 2013, 4:38 AM EDT
Republicans have done very, very well at the state level - even if not so well at the presidential or senatorial levels. And that gives them the right to draw the congressional district lines in far more states than Democrats. So, elections do indeed have consequences, as the liberals like to say.
October 7, 2013, 4:08 AM EDT
There are many reasons - too technical and complicated for you or me to understand - as to why we have to raise the debt ceiling. I think they all come down to this: We. Are. Spending. Too. Much. Money.
October 3, 2013, 4:46 AM EDT
I have no idea what the future of ObamaCare will be. But, I know this: If Republicans want to change or dismantle it, they will have to hold onto the U.S. House and win control of the U.S. Senate in 2014, and elect a Republican President in 2016.
September 30, 2013, 4:51 AM EDT
I don't have a good answer for what will happen as the invisible ball drops from the U.S. Capitol Dome marking the beginning of the New Fiscal Year.
September 25, 2013, 4:10 AM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz won't get his way on defunding Obamacare in Washington; Barack Obama didn't get his way with Iran in New York. There was a lot of noise, yesterday, but not much progress.
September 23, 2013, 4:46 AM EDT
Like the Voice o' Doom during the trailer for an upcoming horror movie, we are being told again and again that we are facing the end of the political, fiscal, and monetary world if we get into a government shutdown situation next week.
September 20, 2013, 4:43 AM EDT
Obama's attempting to duplicate Clinton's victory over Gingrich will fail on a number of fronts, mainly because the Obama White House is not skilled (as the president has proved to the world over the past three weeks), and it has no message to stick to at all.
September 18, 2013, 4:23 AM EDT
A Secret clearance is not particularly unique or special. Investigators can only go with what is (a) on the public record, (b) what the candidate tells them, and (c) what associates of the candidate say about him or her.