Michael Barone

Michael Barone
Progressives' Version of 'Democracy': 2 Plus 2 Equals 5
By Michael Barone
They may or may not have been playing the song "The World Turned Upside Down" when Lord Charles Cornwallis's troops ...
May 13, 2022
Redistricting Proved To Be Much Ado About Not Very Much
By Michael Barone
The congressional redistricting wars are mostly over. Much of the hoopla surrounding it is proving overheated.Before looking at this cycle's ...
May 06, 2022
People Are Fleeing the Self-harm Progressives Inflicted on Their Own Cities
By Michael Barone
In recent weeks, I've noted how, as COVID-19 mask mandates fall by the wayside, the nation has been moving away ...
April 29, 2022
The Yankee Reform Impulse Gets Some Issues Right, Some Wrong
By Michael Barone
People talk about culture war politics as if it were a recent development -- a novelty, an exception to a ...
April 22, 2022
The Verdict on Lockdowns: High Cost, Minimal Benefits
By Michael Barone
What were the benefits and costs of the COVID-19 restrictions implemented over the last two years? It's a good time ...
April 15, 2022
Turning a Corner, Away from Excessive Risk Aversion
By Michael Barone
It feels like we're turning a corner.Since the beginning of the calendar year, a lot of things have changed. More ...
April 01, 2022
Another Party Hack President
By Michael Barone
"The language people speak in the corridors of power is not economics or politics. It is history." So says former ...
March 25, 2022
Ukraine Suggests Dangers of the Eurasian Heartland Axis
By Michael Barone
"Who rules the Heartland rules the World Island. Who rules the World Island commands the world." So wrote the geography ...
March 18, 2022
Ukraine Shows We Live in a Nationalist World
By Michael Barone
It turns out that we live in a nationalist world. That's one of the lessons people are learning from the ...
March 11, 2022
Volodymyr Zelensky Transforms Germany – and Europe
By Michael Barone
It's been a week since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Kyiv, and even Kharkiv, 20 miles from the Russian ...
March 04, 2022
Ukraine's Fate Is Rooted in a Tragic History
By Michael Barone
For those trying to keep up with the fast-moving events in Ukraine, it may be helpful to consider some lessons ...
February 25, 2022
Must Government Be a 'Big, Waddling, Sluggish Beast'?
By Michael Barone
Itinerant policy journalist Ezra Klein, now with the New York Times, has highlighted something interesting about the Biden Democrats' now-defunct ...
February 18, 2022
Lamentations About Redistricting Ending Democracy Prove Hypocritical – and Wrong
By Michael Barone
Masks were necessary, especially in schools, to prevent mass deaths. Or so we were told, at great and tedious length ...
February 11, 2022
Returning to Normalcy on School Masks
By Michael Barone
  Are we returning to normalcy?The word "normalcy," as history buffs know, was used (but not invented) by our only ...
February 04, 2022
Voters Oppose 'Transformative' Policies, Want Reform of Dysfunctional Bureaucracies
By Michael Barone
  Do Americans really want transformative change? The evidence accumulates that they don't.That is a problem for the Joe Biden ...
January 28, 2022
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