Richard McCarty

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

Richard McCarty

Republicans should drive a hard bargain on the continuing resolution

By Richard McCarty It is that time of year again. The air is getting crisp. Air conditioners are finally getting a break. Sweaters are reappearing, and swimsuits are disappearing for another year. Stores are filled with rustic fall decorations and Halloween candy. The usual crowd is delighted […]


Meddling liberal billionaires defeated in push to buy Arkansas

By Richard McCarty John and Laura Arnold, the liberal, out-of-state billionaires meddling in Arkansas politics, have been defeated. They supported a ballot measure campaign run by an organization called Open Primaries Arkansas to radically change the way that most state and federal candidates are elected there. Under the Arnolds’ scheme, […]


Joe Biden is a clear and present danger to the American way of life

By Richard McCarty A Biden presidency would be a disaster for everyday Americans. If given the chance, Joe Biden will endanger your family’s security, infringe upon your rights, increase your cost of living, lower your home’s value, and hurt your 401(k) – all while killing countless jobs. […]


Trump has a big heart with years of giving to the disadvantaged

By Richard McCarty Over the last several decades, Trump has given generously to heroes, the sick, and those in need. While the liberal media would have you believe that Trump is a virulent racist, it should be noted that a majority of the individuals who were recipients […]


Ten policy ideas for Republican candidates for state and local office

By Richard McCarty Thousands of Republican candidates for state and local offices will be on the ballot this fall, and many of them lack the resources to put together a strong policy team. While taxes, abortion, guns, and school choice are all very important issues, they have […]


Seven policy ideas for Republican Congressional candidates

By Richard McCarty This year, hundreds of Republican candidates for federal office will be on the ballot this fall, and many of them lack the resources to put together a strong policy team. While taxes, abortion, guns, school choice immigration, and defense are all very important issues, […]


Trump cements constitutionalist majorities on federal courts with help from GOP Senate

By Richard McCarty During the pandemic, while Do-Nothing Democrats in the House live up to their name, the Republican majority in the Senate has been back at work confirming more of Trump’s judicial nominees to lifetime appointments. Thanks to Senate Republicans, Trump has had more of his judicial […]


Gov. Ralph Northam is proof that Virginia needs a recall election law

By Richard McCarty If there is one thing that is clear from the last few years in Virginia politics, it is that the Commonwealth desperately needs a law to permit recall elections. With his incompetence, radicalism, and scandal, Virginia’s Democrat governor has thoroughly embarrassed what was once […]


Sen. Tim Scott is right, it’s time to stop moving the goalposts and reopen America now

By Richard McCarty Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is right. On Tuesday, he noted that “we didn’t set out to keep quarantines in place until we found a safe and effective vaccine. That would take too long… We are too often presented with a false dichotomy — either saving […]


Liberal billionaire John Arnold has more dollars than sense

By Richard McCarty Liberal billionaire John Arnold makes no sense. He is worried that the country’s population will decline, but he generously supports the abortion lobby. He is concerned about global warming , but he tore down a historic , old mansion to build a new 20,000 square-foot home, which cannot possibly have […]


Small business owners call for ending the shutdown before it’s too late

By Richard McCarty Over the past six weeks, over 30 million people have applied for unemployment in the U.S. As depressing as these numbers are, it is highly unlikely that the hemorrhaging has stopped. The federal loan fund known as the Paycheck Protection Program was established to […]


Virginia protesters call for the reopening of the Commonwealth economy—before it’s too late

By Richard McCarty Virginia’s capital should be getting used to conservative protests by now. For the third time this year, conservatives flocked to Richmond to protest last week. In January, conservatives assembled to support the Second Amendment and oppose anti-gun legislation. The following month, conservatives rallied in […]


Virginia, time to throw the thugs out

By Richard McCarty Virginia Democrats are incapable of being courteous even in the midst of a pandemic. Due to the coronavirus, the House of Delegates will reconvene this week in a tent; but the Democrat majority did not even have the decency to inform Republican delegates of […]


The country’s well-being depends upon the economy being reopened

By Richard McCarty Some might think it is improper to talk about the economy during a pandemic, but the fact of the matter is that a strong economy is vital to the country’s well-being. A weak economy reduces tax revenues impairing the ability of governments to deliver vital […]


We need to reopen the economy ASAP while there still is an economy

By Richard McCarty The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, noted last week that the economy is quickly deteriorating – and this is after the Federal Reserve and the federal government have both taken extraordinary measures to shore up the economy. Of course, Powell is not the […]

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