Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and can be reached at

Richard McCarty

Virginia Republicans: Don’t Run, Fight!

By Richard McCarty There seems to be a lot of resignation, defeatism, and despair over the damage that Democrats are doing to the Commonwealth of Virginia – which is exactly what the Democrats want – but that is the wrong response. Now is not the time to […]


Secured border will be highlighted in State of the Union by President Trump

By Richard McCarty Because President Trump made immigration enforcement a signature issue of his campaign, State of the Union viewers can expect to hear more from him on the subject. The President will highlight success in securing the southern border and progress on building the wall , and make proposals […]


Liberal know-it-all billionaires side with insurance companies on surprise medical billing

By Richard McCarty You may have never heard of them, but there is a new, young billionaire couple determined to leave their mark on society. John and Laura Arnold are not interested in the type of philanthropy that builds libraries and college buildings or feeds, clothes, shelters, […]


If the Senate calls Bolton to testify, it must call Trump’s preferred witnesses, too

By Richard McCarty Democrats had their chance in the House to call as many impeachment witnesses as they wanted; as the Senate trial proceeds, it should now be President Trump’s turn to call witnesses. House Democrats refused to hear from Trump’s witnesses while calling some of those […]


The 47th March for Life was an historic, hopeful event

By Richard McCarty The 47th Annual March for Life last Friday was historic and hopeful. President Trump did something that none of his predecessors have done – he attended and addressed the crowd at the pro-life rally. Tens of thousands of marchers were in attendance, including Nicholas […]


Beware Virginia’s mistakes or your state may be next

By Richard McCarty In recent years, Virginia has made a number of grave mistakes by electing out-of-touch liberal Democrats who are unfit for office. With the Democrats’ recent success at buying the state legislature with out-of-state contributions, Virginia residents can expect to soon begin paying dearly for […]


Deregulate the legal profession and protect the rights of those who represent themselves in court

By Richard McCarty Republicans should support reforming the legal profession and the legal system. As it is, the legal system is pretty much of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers. Although we have many lawyers in this country, their services are unaffordable for many […]


Tens of thousands of gun rights supporters converge on Virginia State Capitol, peace ensues

By Richard McCarty The liberal media and their favorite racist, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), must be bitterly disappointed. (For those who don’t follow Virginia politics, the governor admitted to wearing blackface but claims to have no idea why he had the nickname “Coonman” in college; unfortunately, this […]


Who will stand up to Soros and halt his campaign to elect soft-on-crime prosecutors?

By Richard McCarty Over the past several years, George Soros and other very wealthy liberals have been dumping millions of dollars into local district attorneys’ races all across the country. Why would out-of-touch billionaires be trying to buy district attorneys’ offices in localities where they do not […]


Conservatives should stop blindly defending law enforcement, the clergy, and Big Business and examine the moral order of institutions

By Richard McCarty It is time for fine-brush conservatism. For too long, broad-brush conservatism has defended certain institutions — including law enforcement, the clergy, and Big Business — to the hilt without demanding too many facts. To be clear, these are institutions worthy of vigorous defense, but […]


Our educational industrial complex is broken, time to reform higher education and student loans

By Richard McCarty Our educational industrial complex is broken, and swift reform is needed. College costs continue to rise much faster than inflation, and too many students are plowing themselves into debt and wasting years of their lives pursuing pointless degrees. Upon leaving college, these students are […]


Republicans should adopt a reform agenda for 2020

By Richard McCarty Republicans have long struggled in urban areas; and, more recently, the GOP has lost ground in suburban areas. To win back swing voters, Republicans should adopt a reform agenda that shows that they understand the challenges faced by average citizens everyday. In particular, Republicans […]


Liberal billionaires fund left-wing scam group Southern Poverty Law Center

By Richard McCarty Liberal billionaires John and Laura Arnold would like for you to believe that they are not ideological, are guided by the facts, and are motivated by a desire to improve society. But the facts are otherwise: they have given millions of dollars to the […]


Billionaires fund left-wing ‘resisters’ and schemers to abolish the electoral college, same-day registration and oppose voter ID

By Richard McCarty For years, Democrats have argued that they will soon have a permanent majority due to the country’s demographic changes. However, liberal billionaires, like George Soros and John and Laura Arnold, are not content to wait. To speed things along, they support left-wing organizations that […]


Contrary to the liberal media’s narrative, there was no blue wave in the recent state elections

By Richard McCarty Because they want you to convince you that Trump has no chance of winning next year, the liberal media would like for you to believe that there was a massive blue wave that washed across the country last week, but that is just not […]

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