Michael Barone

The weaknesses that sap strengths of GOP candidates

A presidential campaign exposes candidates' strengths and weaknesses. The strengths they're eager…

 

Things are worse than I said

In my Sunday Examiner column I noted that the national debt currently amounts…

 

Why we can't go back in history

I've got a column in today's Wall Street Journal (subscription required) on…

 

“Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

Nate Silver has an excellent post on his New York Times blog, explaining…

Michael Barone on PJTV: There is no front runner in 2012, just runners

Pajamas TV doesn't  offer embed codes or let you watch video without…

Defined benefits dying out (continued)

I notice that my Sunday Examiner column on how defined benefit systems…

Hot off the presses: Haley Barbour is not running for president.

Hot off the presses: Haley Barbour is not running for president.  This…

Has the tea party movement reached Finland?

Has the tea party movement reached Finland? Kinda sounds like it, from…

Should we take Donald Trump seriously?

Should we take Donald Trump seriously? Jay Cost in his Morning Jay blogpost…

It looks like the tea partiers beat the teacher unions in WI, barely

I guess I wrote too soon when in a blogpost earlier today I…

Michael Barone: Why NPR should urge Congress to end its subsidy

What do they put in the water cooler over at NPR? First,…

Message to unions: Taylorism died a long time ago

The labor union movement is in deep trouble. Only 6 percent of…

Michael Barone: The public no longer sees government shutdown as a 'train wreck'

Sometimes you get an idea of the way opinion is headed by…

High-speed rail is a fast way to waste taxpayer money

Where can the new Congress start cutting spending? Here's one obvious answer:…

Systematic assassinations not part of our politics

The steam seems to be going out of the move to "deftly…

Michael Barone: Dems at war: Public unions vs. gentry liberals

My subject today is the civil war raging in one of our…

Higher education bubble poised to burst

Imagine that you have a product whose price tag for decades rises…

Examiner columnist Michael Barone wins prestigious Bradley Prize

Congratulations are in order. It was just announced that Examiner’s very own…

Gangster government returns: Nice little bank ya got there . . .

Top White House officials have been muscling the big banks to get…

Democrats exiting the sinking ship? Part 5: Tennessee

Congressman Bart Gordon of the 6th district of Tennessee has announced that…