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Rich Galen

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

Articles By Rich Galen

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In Strasburg We Trust: The Nats $15 Million Man
Jun 09,2010

I was going to write about Alexandria politics and oil spills this week but I am not. I am at Nationals Park where I have been for (as I type this part) the past two and a half hours awaiting the start of the game between the Nats and the Pittsburgh Pirates where Stephen Strasburg will make his first Major League start. If that's not your cup of tea, press the DEL key

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Mullings/Tinkering with the Truth
May 30,2010

President Obama used about an hour of his press conference last week trying to explain how - in spite of his handlers' having spent the past month trotting out the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard to be the faces of the Gulf of Ocean oil spill

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MULLINGS/The Mysterious Dow
May 24,2010

I know I have mentioned before that I don't understand even the basics of the stock market and so I keep my total, accumulated wealth - $12.73 - in my checking account at Burke & Herbert Bank in Alexandria, Virginia which is the functional equivalent of burying it in a coffee can under the back porch.


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MULLINGS/Tax Day Patriots
Apr 19,2010

This is the first year - maybe ever - that I actually prepared, paid, and filed my federal and state income taxes well in advance of April 15. I, therefore, spent the day feeling very, very superior, and walked up to complete strangers to tell them I had done my taxes weeks ago. They, for the most part, appeared to be very impressed. Well,

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MULLINGS/Nukes
Apr 12,2010

President Barack Obama is on an anti-nuclear binge. It is obviously a good thing to want to reduce nuclear weapons on the planet, and I hope he is successful. This week Obama is hosting 40+ heads of state at a nuclear summit. I don't know that his goal is for that,

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NATIONALS NOTES/Nats' Patsies
Apr 12,2010

The Nationals took two-out-of-three games from the New York Mets in New York with a 5-2 win, so the Nats have closed out the first week of the season with a 3-3 record. Last year, the Nats started the season 0-7 and didn't win their first game until April 16. Last year, the Nats' third win didn't come until April 21


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MULLINGS/Gee, Em! How's it Going?
Apr 09,2010

Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the tarantula infested tomatoes of big time finance comes word that America's car company - literally - GM, lost $4.3 billion 2009 covering the period from its emergence from bankruptcy in July through the end of the year. So, GM accomplished that in only about six months.

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MULLINGS/Forget About Repeal
Mar 25,2010

I have received a couple of thousand e-mails from people and organizations who want me to donate to the cause of repealing the health care legislation which the House passed on Sunday night.



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