By Michael Barone | 09/13/13 10:45 AM
Two Bush administration appointees, Director of the Economic Council Keith Hennessey and Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Edward Lazear, have prepared an interesting paper with 19 observations on the financial crisis. You can access their summary or the PDF of the paper. I found a couple...
By Michael Barone | 09/11/13 06:40 PM
Here’s how the Obama folks have been starting to spin Syria. The president made a credible threat to use military force in Syria. At the same time, he worked behind the scenes to get Russia’s Vladimir Putin to push Bashar Assad to give up chemical weapons. These two seemingly discordant...
By Michael Barone | 09/11/13 05:46 PM
Australia on Saturday and Norway on Monday voted to oust center-left governments in favor of center-right coalitions. Both of these countries have economies which have been doing very well, thanks to the booming demand for resources.
By Michael Barone | 09/10/13 03:36 PM
It’s not often that a secretary of state in a single press conference makes one statement that severely undercuts the administration’s chances of winning a crucial vote in Congress and another that offers the administration a cosmetic way out of severe difficulties of its own making. But John...
By Michael Barone | 09/09/13 03:30 PM
My Washington Examiner colleague Ashe Schow links to Hayley Dixon's story in the Telegraph reporting a leaked report to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in which scientists predict that the earth is entering an extended period of global cooling.
By Michael Barone | 09/07/13 02:46 PM
It's just reaching midnight Saturday in Australia, where the center-right coalition of the Liberal and National parties has won a big victory. They have won 87 seats in the 150-member lower chamber to 54 for the incumbent Australian Labor Party, and so Liberal Tony Abbott will replace Labor's...
By Michael Barone | 09/06/13 06:08 PM
Hovering over the congressional debate on whether to authorize the use of military force in Syria is the specter of Iraq.
By Michael Barone | 09/06/13 12:24 PM
President Obama will speak to the nation on Tuesday on Syria in the face of a very real possibility that his call for authorization of the use of military force will be rejected by a large majority in the House of Representatives.
By Michael Barone | 08/30/13 05:20 PM
Americans change their minds on some issues. One of them is crime and punishment.
By Michael Barone | 09/04/13 05:38 PM
Blunder after blunder. That’s been the story of Barack Obama’s policy toward Syria.
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