By Michael Barone | 08/28/13 09:15 PM
It’s the coolest summer in a century, or at least the government is reporting the fewest number of 100 degree days at U.S. HCN (Historical Climatology Network) stations. Yet I’m sure that somewhere someone is arguing that this is a result of man-made global warming–or, er, climate change....
By Michael Barone | 08/28/13 12:50 AM
Evidently MSNBC’s ratings have been plummeting this year, and not just because it’s August; the comparisons are with similar months last year. August 2013 ratings were 28% below those for August 2012.
By Michael Barone | 08/27/13 07:55 AM
Evidence of the astonishing incompetence of the Obama administration continues to roll in. It started with the stimulus package. One-third of the money went to public employee union members -- a political payoff not very stimulating to anyone else. Billions went to green energy loans, like the...
By Michael Barone | 08/21/13 06:30 PM
When two foreign policy experts with quite different perspectives produce interestingly similar analyses of a president's foreign policy, it's usually wise to take notice. The two authors are Robert Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, writing in realclearworld.com, and Elliott...
By Michael Barone | 08/21/13 06:50 PM
Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke argues in the Wall Street Journal today lambastes lobbyists today with a vigor that almost approaches the level shown by my Washington Examiner colleague Tim Carney.
By Michael Barone | 08/20/13 03:55 PM
New York City seems on the verge of making the same mistake that Detroit made 40 years ago. The mistake is to abolish the NYPD practice referred to as "stop and frisk.
By Michael Barone | 08/20/13 07:25 PM
A leader (that’s British for editorial) in tomorrow’s Telegraph, entitled Be gentler to dictators, takes off from the murder indictment of Pakistan’s former President Pervez Mushharaf and argues that dictators should be allowed to live in exile rather than be prosecuted–or worse.
By Michael Barone | 08/20/13 04:50 PM
The estimable economic blogger Megan McArdle links to a website that will tell you, after you’ve responded to 105 (!) economics questions, which famous economist you are most similar to.
By Michael Barone | 08/19/13 03:20 PM
Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution, writing in the New Republic, strongly defends the NSA surveillance program. He has read through the documents and argues that the two August 15 recent Washington Post stories have drawn the wrong inferences from the facts.
By Michael Barone | 08/18/13 03:40 PM
So reads the headline on the usually mild-mannered Walter Russell Mead’s long essay on Barack Obama’s Middle East policies. Mead shares the view, common if not obligatory, he says, among all elite foreign policymakers and commentators, that democracy with a regulated market economy is...
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