Richard McCarty

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

Richard McCarty

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 […]


Public sector unions must be reined in

By Richard McCarty Public sector unions have long exploited taxpayers by pushing for higher taxes, higher spending, and generous benefits and extravagant pensions for government workers while opposing measures to hold bureaucrats accountable. Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision, which gave government workers a choice of […]


Democrat Unhappy Her Past Was Revealed

By Richard McCarty Abigail Spanberger is mad. Real mad – and threatening legal action against the Congressional Leadership Fund. Spanberger is the Democrat candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7thDistrict. The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC, recently obtained a document showing that Spanberger worked at the controversial […]


Solar Power Harms Taxpayers and Consumers and Endangers the Reliability of the Grid

By Richard McCarty The appeal of solar energy is understandable. Who would not want clean, domestic electricity provided for free by the sun? Who would not want high-paying, high-tech jobs producing, installing, and maintaining solar panels? Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that solar energy is […]


Home Care Workers Support Trump Regulation

By Richard McCarty For years, some blue states have been automatically deducting union dues from the checks of Medicaid caregivers. Many of these caregivers are relatives or friends of the person they care for and did not wish to join a union. The main beneficiary of this […]


Storm Clouds Gather Over Nation’s Largest Union

By Richard McCarty The nation’s largest union had a run of good luck during the Obama years, but the last couple of years have been rough for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). For those not familiar with the union, SEIU claims 2 million members and is composed of […]

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