Michael Barone

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Michael Barone
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Are Polls Understanding Republicans' Support?
By Michael Barone
Over the last three months, political journalists have been reporting a trend toward Democrats. The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe ...
September 30, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II Showed Monarchy's Surprising Resilience
By Michael Barone
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the praise pouring in from almost all quarters for her 70 years of ...
September 23, 2022
On Ukraine and on Welfare, Morale Trumps Materiel
By Michael Barone
Morale matters more than materiel.Again and again, experts' predictions, based on readily quantifiable data and logical extrapolations, have proved disastrously ...
September 16, 2022
Political Careers Are Ending in Failure Because of Outdated 'Expert' Theories
By Michael Barone
"All political lives, unless they are cut off at midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is ...
September 09, 2022
Student Loan Forgiveness: A Payoff for the Woke
By Michael Barone
"A Bailout for Woke Higher Ed" reads the headline on the stringent analysis by the Wall Street Journal's Allysia Finley ...
September 02, 2022
In 'Systemically Racist' America, Lots of Whites Vote for Blacks
By Michael Barone
It was just a mini headline nationally on primary night this month, but one with some national implications and historic ...
August 26, 2022
The Espionage Act of 1917 Once Again Rears Its Ugly Head
By Michael Barone
When federal agents removed top-secret documents from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence last week, they carried with them a ...
August 19, 2022
Will Dobbs Help Democrats? Will the Mar-a-Lago Raid Help Republicans?
By Michael Barone
Are Republicans losing what seemed for months to be their overwhelming advantage in elections to the House of Representatives this ...
August 12, 2022
The West's Long-Lasting Enemies Cannot Be Cajoled
By Michael Barone
Revisionist powers, nations whose leaders seek to undermine American leadership in the world, seem to be on the march.Russia persists ...
August 05, 2022
Sorry, Progressives, But America Isn't Intersectional
By Michael Barone
America isn't intersectional. That's something the left-wingers who call themselves progressives have been learning, painfully, over the past 18 months.You ...
July 29, 2022
Sure, Ron DeSantis Could Beat Donald Trump in 2024
By Michael Barone
How inevitable is a third consecutive nomination of Donald Trump? Partisan commentators, when it suits their purposes, tend to assume ...
July 22, 2022
Who's Behind Joe Biden's Leftward Lunge?
By Michael Barone
What's going on with Joe Biden? Why is a president who ran and was elected as a centrist Democrat supporting ...
July 08, 2022
United States of Diversity: The Founders and Dobbs
By Michael Barone
DEI -- "diversity, equity and inclusion." University administrators, corporate human resources facilitators and politicians of a liberal stripe all assure ...
July 01, 2022
Can Government Build Things Again?
By Michael Barone
Give the New York Times's Ezra Klein credit for identifying a problem with big government institutions. "Our mechanisms of governance ...
June 24, 2022
The Secular Right Versus the Woke Left
By Michael Barone
This month, I've come across two outstanding articles by writers I had not previously known on important trends on the ...
June 17, 2022
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