By Michael Barone | 08/02/13 12:40 PM
Most Americans may not realize it, but under current law, outlays of “entitlement” programs like Social Security. continue without an annual appropriation. But Congress could change that.
By Michael Barone | 08/01/13 01:10 PM
Here is a list of what the website neighborhoodscout.com identifies as America’s most dangerous neighborhoods. I note with sadness that the single most dangerous neighborhood, identified as W Chicago/Livernois Ave in Detroit, is within two or three blocks of the church where my parents were...
By Michael Barone | 08/01/13 12:35 PM
In "Federalist 57," Madison addressed the Anti-Federalist argument that members of the House of Representatives would elevate themselves above the people who elect them.
By Michael Barone | 07/31/13 04:00 PM
Lindy Boggs, congresswoman for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district from 1973 to 1991 and widow of Hale Boggs, who was first elected to the House in 1940, died last weekend.
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.
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