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Michael van der Galien
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Lives in Izmir Turkey and Mantgum, the Netherlands
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Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
Introduction
Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.

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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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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
Employment
  • 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
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MvdG, Mike van der Galien

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Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It 

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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President.

Birdwell, one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas State Senate, stated:

“Ted Cruz articulates and demonstrates the core conservative principles upon which our country was founded. He understands what it means to fight for those principles at this critical time in our nation’s history. We desperately need that kind of leadership to defend liberty and return us to greatness, and that’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz."

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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President.

Birdwell, one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas State Senate, stated:

“Ted Cruz articulates and demonstrates the core conservative principles upon which our country was founded. He understands what it means to fight for those principles at this critical time in our nation’s history. We desperately need that kind of leadership to defend liberty and return us to greatness, and that’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz."

Link: http://tedcruzfacts.org/endorsements

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Former Head Of US Military Intelligence: Iranian Nuke Deal 'Placeholder' Based On 'Wishful Thinking'

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Ted Cruz: Now That Erdogan Has Lost the Elections, Perhaps We Can Do Business with Turkey Against ISIS

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What would the first 100 days of a Cruz administration look like?

Earlier this week, Ted spoke with the Washington Post's James Hohmann (https://www.tedcruz.org/news/icymi-cruz-in-the-washington-post-if-you-live-by-the-pen-you-die-by-the-pen/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonvqTOZKXonjHpfsX56%2B8lXKK%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTMFkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMaFt3LgJWBg%3D) about what the first 100 days of a Cruz administration might look like -- and we hope you're as excited for them as we are! With regard to the current administration, Ted noted, “If you live by the pen, you die by the pen. Everything put in place by executive order can be undone by executive order,” and that he'd use the transition put together a team to review every executive action made by President Obama and then rescind each and every one that exceeds "the Constitutional and legal authority of the President."

He also said he'd take quick action to ensure Iran doesn't acquire nuclear weapons, take steps to strengthen our relationship with Israel, push far-reaching tax and regulatory reform -- including a full repeal of Obamacare, and fight to put an end to Common Core. Read more from the interview here.

This week, Ted also spoke about how the upcoming King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision provides an opportunity for leadership. In the event the court rules the Obama Administration acted illegally in providing millions of Obamacare subsidies, Ted stated he opposes the approach advocated by some of continuing the subsidies through 2017. Instead he said, "I think the best legislative option is to allow states to opt out. I am cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will conclude in King v. Burwell that the Obama IRS disregarded the plain language of the statute and acted lawlessly. And when that occurs, it will be a real opportunity for Congress to lead. In a perfect world, we would take that opportunity to repeal Obamacare. At a minimum, we should allow states to opt out.”

We also wanted to make sure you saw this article from National Journal earlier this week. In it, Ted is deemed the "Man of the Movement" for his courtship of conservative leaders at a recent forum with six other presidential contenders. Ted was described as "pitch perfect" and it was noted he "blew everyone else out of the water." And perhaps most importantly, he laid out a real strategy to win. I hope you'll read it here https://www.tedcruz.org/press/national-journal-man-of-the-movement/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonvqTOZKXonjHpfsX56%2B8lXKK%2BlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTMFkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHEMaFt3LgJWBg%3D).

As always, we thank you for your continued support -- together we'll reignite the promise of America! 

All the best,

Jeff Roe
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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President.

Birdwell, one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas State Senate, stated:

“Ted Cruz articulates and demonstrates the core conservative principles upon which our country was founded. He understands what it means to fight for those principles at this critical time in our nation’s history. We desperately need that kind of leadership to defend liberty and return us to greatness, and that’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz."

Link: http://tedcruzfacts.org/endorsements

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Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) today announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President.

Birdwell, one of the leading conservative voices in the Texas State Senate, stated:

“Ted Cruz articulates and demonstrates the core conservative principles upon which our country was founded. He understands what it means to fight for those principles at this critical time in our nation’s history. We desperately need that kind of leadership to defend liberty and return us to greatness, and that’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz."

Link: http://tedcruzfacts.org/endorsements

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Ted Cruz: Now That Erdogan Has Lost the Elections, Perhaps We Can Do Business with Turkey Against ISIS

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Social media trolls of Turkey's ruling AKP now seen as ‘reason for election failure’

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"It happened because those so-called [AKP] supporters would declare me a ‘crypto’ and ‘traitor’ for writing this article. It happened because I was cursed when I asked why the social media policy of [the AKP] was left to a group of useless, nondescript people."
Turkey’s pro-government media engages in a round of soul-searching over the election results, with one prominent columnist blaming the AKP’s social media trolls
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