By Michael Barone | 07/31/13 03:25 PM
In his famously contrarian blog, Mickey Kaus makes a similar point to the one I made in my Monday Examiner column: that the specific policies Barack Obama has been calling for in his economic speeches are highly unlikely to do much to achieve his goal of reducing income inequality.
By Michael Barone | 07/31/13 12:10 PM
Why are so many people so desperate to hold onto the idea that America is as racist as it has ever been?
By Michael Barone | 07/30/13 04:40 PM
The reason Republicans backed these measures is no secret: the prevailing interpretation of the Voting Rights Act requires maximizing the number of majority-minority congressional and legislative districts
By Michael Barone | 07/26/13 03:30 PM
Since last November's election there has been a lot of punditry about the fissures and schisms in the Republican party. The divisions are real and some of the commentary has been revealing. There has been less of a look at fissures and schisms in the Democratic party.
By Michael Barone | 07/26/13 06:15 PM
We have a president who loves to give campaign speeches to adoring crowds, but who doesn't seem to have much interest in governing. That was apparent Wednesday when Barack Obama delivered the first of several promised "pivot to the economy" speeches at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., where he...
By Michael Barone | 07/26/13 02:10 PM
The assumption that Hillary Clinton is an overwhelming favorite in the 2016 presidential race is belied by the result of the latest poll from the Democratic Public Policy Polling firm.
By Michael Barone | 07/26/13 02:00 PM
The Pew Research Center has an interesting report on the political beliefs of Hispanic immigrants. Will they provide an electoral bonanza for Democrats? Their answer is yes, but perhaps less so than many expect. The most interesting results in my view come when the Pew analysts disaggregate...
By Michael Barone | 07/22/13 11:55 AM
The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, covering her life up to Britain's victory in the Falklands, is out, just weeks after her death. It takes its place among the finest political biographies of all time. Thatcher gave Moore full access to her papers...
By Michael Barone | 07/24/13 05:25 PM
The Detroit City Council, now incompetent to deal with Detroit’s problems, unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation on whether George Zimmerman should be prosecuted for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
By Michael Barone | 07/24/13 10:35 AM
“This is a city that has been to heck and back,” Obama said of Detroit in 2011. “And while there are still a lot of challenges here, I see a city that’s coming back.”
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