Richard McCarty

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

Richard McCarty

A Democrat’s Dishonest Dark Money Diatribe

By Richard McCarty At one of Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial confirmation hearings, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) thoroughly beclowned himself. Rather than use his 30 minutes to question the Supreme Court nominee, Whitehouse chose to go on a tirade about the Koch brothers (one of whom is already […]


Kamala Harris, California’s Bad Cop, Victimized the Vulnerable

By Richard McCarty In the vice presidential debate, Kamala Harris was lucky that Mike Pence chose not to attack her prosecutorial record except to note that, when Harris was the San Francisco district attorney, blacks were 19 times more likely to be charged with minor drug offenses than whites or Hispanics. […]


Continuing Resolution: Target-Rich Environment for Cutting Fat

Photo credit: By Richard McCarty On Sept. 29, the U.S. Senate voted to adopt a continuing resolution that will carry forward current spending levels until Dec. 11, after the election, setting up a year-end battle over an omnibus spending bill. With control of both the White […]


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 […]

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