By Michael Barone | 08/14/13 06:25 PM
Sometimes off-year elections provide insight into national political trends and voters' views on issues. That was true in 2009, when the issues in the governor's races in New Jersey and Virginia were congruent with the issues facing Congress and the president.
By Michael Barone | 08/14/13 04:10 PM
I’ve been told that some readers of my Washington Examiner column on city bankruptcies have interpreted it as a vindication of Detroit’s public employee unions and the contracts they got the city government to agree to. I didn’t intend to make that point and I don’t think I did.
By Michael Barone | 08/09/13 05:40 PM
In the industrial Midwest, the city government of Detroit went into bankruptcy in July. Out in California, the city governments of Stockton and San Bernardino entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2012. But the Detroit and California bankruptcies, like Tolstoy's unhappy families, are not alike. They...
By Michael Barone | 08/09/13 03:25 PM
There are many ways to live a good life. Many people with worthy talents are nonetheless temperamentally unsuited to corporate leadership (I know I am) and quite reasonably seek professional fulfillment and earned success in other ways.
By Michael Barone | 08/07/13 07:20 PM
I couldn’t disagree more strongly with my Examiner colleague Timothy Carney when he argues that we should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. My reading of the history of World War II has convinced me that Japan would not have surrendered if the bombs had not been...
By Michael Barone | 08/07/13 06:00 PM
What is the most intellectually dishonest profession around? My nomination: the admissions officers at highly selective colleges and universities.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/13 05:40 PM
Two former colleagues have come to Summers’s defense, Harvard Law professor (and former director of the Obama White House regulatory office, OIRA) Cass Sunstein and New York investment banker and Obama auto bailout adviser Steven Rattner.
By Michael Barone | 08/05/13 02:25 PM
Monmouth University in New Jersey has a new poll out pairing Hillary Clinton against four Republicans – Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz.
By Michael Barone | 08/02/13 04:50 PM
Nothing is free in politics, but there is some question when you pay the price.
By Michael Barone | 08/02/13 04:35 PM
The mild-mannered Walter Russell Mead, no partisan, has a blogpost in which he portrays the Obama administration’s Middle East policies as being in shambles.
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