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...
By Michael Barone | 08/16/13 01:45 PM
Federal highway bills served America well for many years. But it's time to move on.
By Michael Barone | 08/16/13 12:00 PM
We don’t travel out to the generally not-very-interesting and devoid-of-historical-interest suburbs where most people live in Europe. The reason that they’re uninteresting is that they’re a lot like our suburbs.
By Michael Barone | 08/15/13 02:40 PM
The Almanac of American Politics 2014, of which I am co-author, is now available and the American Enterprise Institute has put an adaptation of my introduction online.
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...
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