By Michael Barone | 08/20/14 08:17 PM
Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.
By Michael Barone | 08/20/14 06:51 PM
Pizza and demographics aren't normally thought of together, but I chanced upon a year-old Gawker blog post by Max Read which invites demographic analysis.
By Michael Barone | 08/19/14 02:21 PM
Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.
By Michael Barone | 08/18/14 12:51 PM
Italy has very low birth rates and one of the world's toughest laws limiting employers' ability to fire employees. Those are goals of the environmental left and the social democratic left. So how well is that working out?
By Michael Barone | 08/15/14 03:03 PM
In 1966, Nixon's campaigning helped Republicans gain five Senate and 47 House seats. Clinton is apparently afraid she can't match that record in this year's midterms.
By Michael Barone | 08/14/14 04:21 PM
"Second presidential terms are almost without exception very difficult for the president and his team, for the government and the country," writes Harvard economist and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Well, yes. But some second terms are less unsuccessful than others.
By Michael Barone | 08/13/14 12:53 PM
Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she finds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obama's range of acceptable positions has been far narrower.
By Michael Barone | 08/08/14 02:35 PM
As we lament the effects of the Great War that broke out 100 years ago, let's remember gratefully what happened 200 years before that.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 05:56 PM
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 02:56 PM
Johnson's re-entry into parliamentary politics significantly increases the Conservatives' chances for victory next year.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 12:03 PM
Steven Ujifusa's A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States is the story of William Francis Gibbs, the naval architect who designed many ships.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 09:32 AM
In the past, Washington primary results, adding up the totals for candidates of both parties, have been pretty good indicators of the general election results, notably in 1994; but not always and not always reliably.
By Michael Barone | 08/06/14 09:15 AM
The primary returns are not all in on election night as I write, and the big (or small) headlines will come from the results in Kansas and Michigan. But one thing I notice from the results coming in from Missouri is about turnout.
By Michael Barone | 08/04/14 03:54 PM
Transportation decisions and policy are being devolved to the states, even as the Obama administration seeks to increase centralized command-and-control government in Washington.
By Michael Barone | 08/03/14 11:28 AM
Bureaucracies did a good job of delivering passports and maintaining files in the industrial age. But they can't keep up in the information age.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/21/14
By Byron York | 08/18/14
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