Michael Barone

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Michael Barone
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Biden's Heartfelt Appeal for Unity Likely to Be Unavailing
By Michael Barone
"We must end this uncivil war," Joe Biden proclaimed shortly after he became the 46th president on Wednesday. Hours earlier, ...
January 22, 2021
From Impeaching Incitement to Canceling Conservatism
By Michael Barone
It wasn't just Donald Trump's detractors who felt a sudden sense of relief when they heard that Twitter was blocking ...
January 15, 2021
Will Democrats Ditch a Policy That's Produced More Equal Incomes?
By Michael Barone
The policies of defeated one-term presidents are not as easily reversed as their victorious successors, suffused with campaign rhetoric, sometimes ...
January 08, 2021
The Year America Went Crazy
By Michael Barone
Did America go crazy in 2020? I suspect observers years hence will think so because of the responses, of both ...
January 01, 2021
Immigrant Voters Trended Toward Trump
By Michael Barone
Like Sherlock Holmes' dog that didn't bark in the night, so goes in politics: Uncharacteristic behavior can turn out to ...
December 25, 2020
Biden: Identity Politics and No Apologies
By Michael Barone
Identity politics seems to be sticking around. Important election results seemed to refute the notion that Americans vote for their ...
December 18, 2020
The Unbearable Lightness of White College Democrats
By Michael Barone
Eighty-five percent of counties with a Whole Foods store voted for Joe Biden. That factoid, relayed by The Cook Political ...
December 11, 2020
Democrats Reaping What They Sow
By Michael Barone
"My sense is that if Trump wins, Hillary supporters will be sad," left-wing writer Sally Kohn tweeted the day of ...
December 04, 2020
Republicans Retain a Marginal Advantage in Redistricting
By Michael Barone
One of the many big surprises in this month's surprising election was the Democrats' failure to overturn Republican majorities in ...
November 27, 2020
Californians -- and Americans -- Reject Racial Quotas and Preferences
By Michael Barone
Among the most surprising of the multiple surprising results in this election was California's rejection of Proposition 16. The ballot ...
November 20, 2020
A Country Where People Are Afraid to Tell Pollsters What They Think
By Michael Barone
"I like a good contrarian argument as much as the next guy," tweets mild-mannered RealClearPolitics senior elections analyst Sean Trende, ...
November 13, 2020
Some Observations on an Extended Election Night
By Michael Barone
1. This was not a good night for conventional polling. My review in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal of a book ...
November 06, 2020
The Perils of Political Trifectas
By Michael Barone
If the final election returns, when they finally come in, match the current polls, Joe Biden's Democrats will win a ...
October 30, 2020
Both Candidates' Risky Strategies
By Michael Barone
Are both presidential candidates trying to lose? Or at least pursuing campaign strategies which put them at grave risk of ...
October 23, 2020
Court Packing Is No Hypothetical
By Michael Barone
On Monday, Joe Biden finally broke his months-long silence on court packing. Previously, he refused to take a stand -- ...
October 16, 2020
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