By Michael Barone | 11/01/13 05:09 AM
Almost every American of a certain age remembers where he was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. The nation stopped and mourned. In their grief, few Americans wondered how the tragedy would affect domestic politics, and in the short run relatively little changed.
By Michael Barone | 10/29/13 12:30 PM
The 44th president has many things in common with the 35th. Barack Obama, like John Kennedy, was elected while still in his 40s after a short Senate career not marked by major legislative achievements. Both have attractive young families. Both campaigned as men who were cool and detached but...
By Michael Barone | 10/31/13 07:31 AM
“If you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan, period.” That assurance, repeated over and over again by Barack Obama, members of his administration and Democratic members of Congress, has been revealed this week for all to see as a lie. A knowing lie: soon after...
By Michael Barone | 10/30/13 05:40 PM
Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower income levels.
By Michael Barone | 10/30/13 09:15 AM
... then check out this story from Britain's Independent. The United Kingdom's National Health Service is going to abandon a $17 billion information technology system that was being rolled in over a 10-year period.
By Michael Barone | 10/25/13 04:35 PM
“The examination of war from an exclusively military perspective, isolated from its social and political context, leads to false conclusions and poor strategy.”
By Michael Barone | 10/23/13 04:40 PM
Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that did not bark. In the recent government shutdown/debt ceiling fight, there was a five-letter dog that didn’t bark: T-A-X-E-S.
By Michael Barone | 10/20/13 06:24 PM
A reader who says that he has done large software installations for one of the big accounting firms wrote the following in an email. It seems to validate the concerns discussed in my Washington Examiner column on the Obamacare IT mess. 1. The integration aspect is most difficult. In this case,...
By Michael Barone | 10/20/13 10:35 AM
Economist Tyler Cowen (on whose most recent book, "Average Is Over," I wrote a Washington Examiner column) goes out on a limb every once in a while by writing blogposts quoting his outrageous evil twin Tyrone. Tyrone insists the Republicans won the showdown over the government shutdown and debt...
By Michael Barone | 10/18/13 02:34 PM
It's not just Republicans who are unhappy with Obamacare. Labor union leaders have been complaining too.
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