Michael Barone

Michael Barone
This Juneteenth, Remember Americans Who Put Slavery on the Path to Extinction
By Michael Barone
  This week, the Senate unanimously passed a bill declaring Juneteenth a national holiday, commemorating June 19, 1865, when a ...
June 18, 2021
Adolescents Need Constraints, Not Indulgence
By Michael Barone
"Letting adolescents have their way." That's one way to describe two public policies, advocated vociferously by woke liberals, opposed surely ...
June 11, 2021
Facebook's Speech Suppression Argues for Repeal of Section 230 and a Facebook Stock Price of Zero
By Michael Barone
"A lot of people have egg on their face" for dismissing the COVID-19 lab leak theory, tweeted ABC News ' ...
June 04, 2021
Reform Prosecutors May Hang on, but National Democrats May Not
By Michael Barone
This week's Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney could presage outcomes in the 2022 and 2024 elections, but not ...
May 21, 2021
British Labour's Problems Could Hurt Democrats, Too
By Michael Barone
Five years ago next month, British voters, in the largest turnout ever, voted to leave the European Union by a ...
May 14, 2021
Some Rotten Underpinnings of Biden's Positive Rating
By Michael Barone
On the surface, Joe Biden seems to be doing pretty well. But underneath, there are signs of problems, areas where ...
May 07, 2021
The 2020 Census: Small Republican Gains in a Nation Hunkered Down
By Michael Barone
The COVID-delayed results of the 2020 census are finally in, with totals for the 50 states and the District of ...
April 30, 2021
The Ebbing of 'the Misperception That Bigotry Is Everywhere'
By Michael Barone
How will future historians explain this? From 2001 to 2014, majorities of Americans, including supermajorities of blacks and non-Hispanic whites, ...
April 23, 2021
Workers Don't Share Democrats' Nostalgia for Unions
By Michael Barone
It wasn't even close. The final count was 1,798 against and 738 for, 71% to 29%.The issue in question was ...
April 16, 2021
Will Joe Biden's Jim Crow Big Lie Boomerang?
By Michael Barone
The big lie works -- until it doesn't.The big lie in this case is Joe Biden's charge that the changes ...
April 09, 2021
Too Much Risk Aversion Is Too Risky
By Michael Barone
"This is not politics," President Joe Biden said last week. "Reinstate the mandate if you let it down." Give him ...
April 02, 2021
Can the Biden Administration Stop China?
By Michael Barone
The acrid atmosphere last week at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, with its vivid murals of the 18th-century ...
March 26, 2021
What Explains Biden's Chameleonlike Transformation?
By Michael Barone
How to explain Joe Biden's ideological transformation over the years? Perhaps it's the same as the explanation of why the ...
March 19, 2021
Biden Moves Forward With Open-Doors Immigration Policy. Why?
By Michael Barone
"BIDEN," say the young demonstrators' T-shirts, imitating his campaign logo, "PLEASE LET US IN!" The picture ran in The New ...
March 12, 2021
Is There Any Reason to Think This Time Will Be Different?
By Michael Barone
When public policies have produced disastrous results, and when alternative policies have resulted in immediate, seemingly miraculous improvement, why would ...
March 05, 2021