Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and can be reached at rmccarty@getliberty.org.

Richard McCarty
01.18.2021

Energy Independence: Mission Accomplished

Under President Trump’s leadership, the U.S. finally achieved energy independence. By Richard McCarty In the 1970s, America saw what happens when a country is dependent upon unfriendly countries for oil. Prices skyrocketed, gas was rationed, and drivers still had to sit in long lines to get gas. […]

01.13.2021

H.R. 1: Democrats’ Latest Attempt to Rig Elections

Democrats are changing the rules to give themselves an unfair advantage in every election. By Richard McCarty Democrats love to rig elections. After all, why should they take a chance on losing and play by the rules, when they can just change the rules to make it […]

12.27.2020

27 Ways to Convince People You Rigged an Election

If you do all of these things, your candidate may be declared the winner; but you can rest assured that doubts and resentment will linger for years. By Richard McCarty If, for some bizarre reason, you would like for your candidate’s apparent victory to be widely viewed […]

12.17.2020

Sorry, Democrats, What Goes Around, Comes Around

If Democrats truly want the country to heal, or to ever be believed again, they first need to stop lying. By Richard McCarty Democrats who are unhappy that Republicans are skeptical of the 2020 election results have no one to blame but themselves. Democrats cannot understand why […]

12.06.2020

Trump Strikes Back Against Rogue Bureaucrats

By Richard McCarty The President should be able to trust the advice he is given by senior bureaucrats, and he should be able to trust that his orders will be executed. Unfortunately for President Trump and his supporters, this has not been the case. To address this […]

10.27.2020

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 […]

10.12.2020

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. […]

09.30.2020

Continuing Resolution: Target-Rich Environment for Cutting Fat

Photo credit: 401kcalculator.org 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 […]

09.23.2020

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 […]

09.08.2020

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, […]

07.28.2020

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. […]

07.21.2020

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 […]

06.19.2020

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 […]

06.15.2020

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, […]

06.03.2020

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 […]

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