Richard McCarty

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

Richard McCarty

Robed resisters go to ground

By Richard McCarty Last fall, Chief Justice John Roberts asserted that “we do not have Obama judges” after President Donald Trump suggested that we did. While it is understandable that Roberts would like for the courts to be viewed as non-partisan, the fact of the matter is […]


Green New Deal presents opportunities for Republicans to protect jobs from disastrous economic suicide pact

By Richard McCarty New York Democrat Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) scheme, which includes phasing out coal, oil, natural gas, most vehicles, and cows, failed miserably when put to a vote in the U.S. Senate. Incredibly, not even one of the twelve Democrat Senate sponsors of […]


The Trump administration takes on the opioid epidemic

By Richard McCarty Starting at the top, the Trump administration has made fighting the opioid epidemic a priority. To this end, President Trump appointed a commission, declared an emergency, and has signed two pieces of legislation relating to the opioid crisis. The President has also discussed the […]


Questions raised by inconsistent treatment of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

By Richard McCarty Compare and contrast the swift treatment of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Last week, Pirro questioned if Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s hijab signifies that she supports Islamic Sharia law and asserted that Sharia law is inconsistent with the U.S. […]


Green energy failed the polar vortex test

By Richard McCarty The recent polar vortex of extremely cold weather this winter tested Green New Deal policies, and they failed miserably. Many Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and several presidential candidates, support a Green New Deal, which would phase out the use of all […]


Morally bankrupt Virginia Democratic Party implodes amid support for infanticide, blackface

By Richard McCarty From being exposed as radical abortion extremists to having their racist pasts revealed to having to deal with a credible sexual assault allegation, Virginia Democrats have had a very bad couple of weeks in an epic implosion. On Jan. 28, Democrat Del. Kathy Tran […]


Time’s up on Democrat obstruction as Senate GOP considers ending 30-hour debate rule to get more judges

By Richard McCarty Republicans led by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) are considering changing Senate rules to speed up the process of confirming nominees, and they should do so as soon as possible. In spite of continual Democrat obstruction, Republicans have done a good job of confirming judges. In fact, a total of 85 judges have […]


After Covington student smear, the liberal media cannot be trusted

By Richard McCarty The liberal media and social media’s hostility toward conservatives has once again been on full display this past week. Last Friday, a diverse group of hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers from across the country braved the chilly weather to attend the 46th Annual March […]


Another view of Elon Musk and Tesla

By Richard McCarty Many conservatives are too dismissive of Elon Musk and Tesla simply because the company benefits from government subsidies. While it is true that a portion of Tesla’s revenues have been due to these subsidies, it is also true that Musk and Tesla have achieved […]


Democrats face rocky road ahead as Trump demands wall funding

By Richard McCarty House Democrats should enjoy their newfound power while they can, because the road ahead looks rocky. They just reelected an unpopular House Speaker, and now they have to find a way to reopen the government without angering their base too much. Building the wall could […]


Big Labor’s 2019 agenda will ignore rank-and-file’s interests

By Richard McCarty Because President Donald Trump’s economic policies are helping to bring down unemployment rates to levels not seen in decades and wages are finally starting to rise appreciably plus new trade deals that put America first, one might expect that Big Labor might be inclined […]


The midterms were not the sweeping victory Democrats were hoping for

By Richard McCarty With nearly all of the dust settled from the midterm elections, now is a good time to assess where we stand. The results were not as good as conservatives had hoped; but by any objective measure, the Republican Party is in good shape. The […]


Trump’s energy policies are paying off for workers and consumers

By Richard McCarty With the liberal media busy looking for excuses to attack President Trump and his administration, you might have missed some good news on the energy front. American energy jobs are being created, gas prices are dropping, energy imports are dropping and energy exports are […]


Unions disrespected GOP members and heavily funded Democrats in midterms

By Richard McCarty Labor unions once again spent heavily during the 2018 election cycle, contributing nearly $135 million; unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of union political spending was to help Democrats, liberal causes, and liberal organizations. In other words, many unions again ignored the fact that about 40 […]


Waters Is Unfit to Serve as Banking Chair

By Richard McCarty Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) represents all that is wrong with Washington, D.C., yet she is next in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee should Democrats seize control of the House. It should be noted that the Financial Services Committee has broad authority […]

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