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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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MULLINGS/Protecting Chinese Oil
Jun 05,2013

According to the Washington Post, 6,648 U.S. service personnel were killed in Iraq starting in April, 2003. The vast majority of those killed, 4,588 or 69 percent were young people under the age of thirty. I am not going to re-litigate the Iraq war today. Or, probably, ever. But I do want to point out an issue that has arisen

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MULLINGS/It's not the Crime, It's the Cover-up
May 20,2013

Having been back in the western world for about six hours, I am immersed in the growing triumvirate of scandals that are threatening to engulf President Barack Obama's second term. The three currently on the table are: Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservative taxpayers, and the Department

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MULLINGS/Our Man in Monkey Bay
May 13,2013

People who travel overseas with any regularity know how difficult it is to keep up with news from the U.S. CNN International runs Anderson Cooper and other domestic programs, but the news inserts are for, as the name suggests, and international audience - not for travelling Americans. In a sports break, for instance,


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MULLINGS/The Day Distance Disappeared
May 01,2013

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band lyrics notwithstanding, Sunday was the 20th anniversary of the birth of the World Wide Web. The Web was invented in Switzerland. At the CERN laboratory near Geneva. The acronym CERN originally stood in French for Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Council

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MULLINGS/When Alexandria Waiters Start Talkin' Miranda
Apr 24,2013

Suddenly, every cable news anchor, every pundit, every Sunday show guest, and every waiter in Old Town Alexandria, has become an expert on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be informed of his Miranda rights. Let's assume, for the moment, that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has never watched a single episode of "Law & Order"

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MULLINGS/Let it Snow
Mar 06,2013

President Barack Obama has shut the White House to visitors. A notice went out yesterday saying that due to the personnel reductions required by the sequester, there will be no public tours after Friday. According to USA Today a recording on the White House tour line was as follows: "Due to staffing reductions resulting


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MULLINGS/Cars & Movies
Feb 26,2013

Let's start with my theory about the Academy Awards. I am not anti-Oscar. Neither am I anti-NBA playoffs. I want to know who won, but I don't want to sit through the agony of watching the process. With that in mind, I am free to type this beginning at 7:30. I have closed Twitter for the evening while still wondering how Danica Patrick went from 3rd to 8th in about 50

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MULLINGS/Not a Long, Nor a Long-Lasting State of the Union Speech
Feb 20,2013

"The state of the Union," the President reported last night, "is stronger." He said, to prove his point, we have more created new jobs, sold more American cars, bought less foreign oil, and are sending fewer soldiers into battle. That is like saying (on the day pitchers and catchers officially reported to Spring Training sites)



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