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Michael van der Galien
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Lives in Izmir Turkey and Mantgum, the Netherlands
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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor-in-Chief (hoofdredacteur), 2014 - present
  • Editor-in-Chief Dagelijkse Standaard (Daily Standard). Contributor to PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief and more.
    2009 - present
  • PJ Media / PJ Tatler
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Right Across The Atlantic
    Editor-in-Chief, Founder, 2010 - present
  • Liberty Media (NL)
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Managing Editor (Adjunct Hoofdredacteur), 2011 - 2014
  • Infronteers
    CEO / Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Big Hollywood
    Contributor, 2009 - 2012
  • Media Tapper
    Founder, 2011 - 2012
  • Media Tapper
    CEO and Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2012
  • Dagelijkse Standaard
    Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Moderate Voice
    Assistant Editor, 2006 - 2007
  • Pajamas Media
    Dutch Correspondent, 2007 - 2008
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June 18
Other names
MvdG, Mike van der Galien
Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.


11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
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Team Rubio’s Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz


Quote: "This line of attack from Rubio really speaks to the dyslexic national security priorities he shares with Sens. McCain and Graham. They believe we should get involved in every Islamic civil war in the Middle East and supported the arming of Al Qaeda in Libya, and now in Syria. Then they support open borders and the importation of Islamic refugees from the civil wars in which they involved us. Finally, they want a mass surveillance state to attempt to cure the problems they caused."

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The Florida Senator’s charge against Cruz reflects back on himself.
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No Confidence: Only 23% Believe Obama Has a Plan to Stop ISIS

The American people are waking up: Obama's foreign policy is a major failure.

#ISIS #WoT #Terrorism
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America's heartland awaits a new dawn

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Ted Cruz: the right man, right now

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"Number one I will tell you the truth. Number two I will do what I say" #TedCruz #CruzCrew #TedCruz2016 @TedCruz45
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Actor James Woods Endorses Conservative Stalwart Ted Cruz for President

Yet more proof that Ted is on the rise!

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Support Ted Cruz if you believe the US needs a strong military!

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what does believing America needs a STRONG military have to do with Ted Cruz?  He certainly isn't the ONLY candidate who believes that!
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One spark lights the flame

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