By Michael Barone | 10/15/13 10:42 AM
From an email correspondent in the Midwest comes a suggestion on how to delay Obamacare.
By Michael Barone | 10/11/13 12:30 PM
Some bad news for America, not on the political front this time, but on what corporate executives call human resources.
By Michael Barone | 10/09/13 05:32 PM
The Weekly Standard had the story earlier today: An "unidentified bearded man" was cutting grass and tending the lawn around the Lincoln Memorial. Naturally, the National Park Service guards shooed him away -- can't have citizens tending the grounds around an open-air monument. The Obama...
By Michael Barone | 10/09/13 01:07 PM
What to make of all the polls on the government shutdown? You know, the ones that say that, to varying degrees, congressional Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats and Barack Obama. Let me give a roundabout answer, based on a theory that people sometimes try to send messages through...
By Michael Barone | 10/08/13 12:56 PM
Tech writer Michael Malone has an excellent piece for Forbes entitled "Why Progressive Always Get Tech Wrong." The gist is that American liberals favor top-down command-and-control policies, while information technology connects people in markets and enables them to make their own choices.
By Michael Barone | 10/07/13 05:10 PM
Nate Cohn has a good piece in the New Republic explaining to its mostly liberal readers why Democrats don't have a good chance to regain a majority in the House in 2014, despite the supposedly massive unpopularity of House Republicans. The bottom line: There aren't many target seats (only 17...
By Michael Barone | 10/06/13 04:35 PM
Observed in the West End neighborhood of Washington: competing demonstrations outside the Egyptian Defence [sic] Office at 26th and L Streets NW. Those on one side of 26th Street evidently oppose the military takeover. A sign reads, "Military and Politics Don't Fix." Those on the other side...
By Michael Barone | 10/06/13 01:31 PM
Leonard Downie, former executive editor of the Washington Post, about what he calls "the Obama administration's war on leaks." Journalists are being surveilled to a greater extent than before and are meeting sources secretly -- a la Bob Woodward in the parking garage -- rather than communicate...
By Michael Barone | 10/04/13 05:43 PM
“This book is far from all good news.” So writes Tyler Cowen at the beginning of his latest book, "Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of The Great Stagnation."
By Michael Barone | 10/02/13 01:05 PM
The problem was caused by James Madison. And by the 39 other men who signed the Constitution in 1787. The problem, of course, is the government shutdown. It was caused because the Framers of the Constitution wisely provided for separation of powers among the three branches of government.
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