By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 03:09 PM
The flood of underage--and non-underage--illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a "man-caused disaster." The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama.
By Michael Barone | 07/10/14 04:08 PM
Over at FiveThirtyEight, Ben Casselman has a good article on something I've also written about: the changing patterns of immigration.
By Michael Barone | 07/09/14 05:23 PM
Skitter away from your red line in Syria. Scamper off to a meeting you'd previously nixed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Scuttle as much as the Constitution as you can.
By Michael Barone | 07/08/14 06:23 PM
Do early impressions create lasting voting behavior? The answer, according to David Leonhardt at the New York Times's Upshot blog, is yes--up to a point.
By Michael Barone | 07/08/14 01:41 PM
Iâ€™ve attended, in one way, shape or form, 10 Republican National Conventions and look forward to the 11thâ€"especially because the weather is likely to be very good in Cleveland.
By Michael Barone | 07/07/14 11:54 AM
Sometimes writers betray bias by the choice of conjunction.
By Michael Barone | 07/06/14 01:23 PM
These genomic science skeptics fear that acknowledging differences between races will encourage people generally, and Americans in particular, to engage in racial discrimination.
By Michael Barone | 07/06/14 10:31 AM
Here's a shocking story from American adviser Ali Khedery on how the Obama administration leaders kept Nouri al-Maliki as prime minister of Iraq, and how that has led to the apparent breakup of Iraq today. Khedery, the son of Iraqi immigrants to the United States, is fluent in Arabic and from...
By Michael Barone | 07/02/14 04:50 PM
Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents' administrations.
By Michael Barone | 07/02/14 09:50 AM
Once upon a time, American colleges and universities prided themselves on being a zone of free expression, open to ideas, in a society that often censored speech and pressured citizens into conformism. How things have changed!
By Michael Barone | 06/29/14 11:29 AM
Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's The Fourth Revolution takes a historical and international (and British) perspective. They argue that the welfare state, a creation of...
By Michael Barone | 06/25/14 05:21 PM
I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.
By Michael Barone | 06/25/14 03:10 PM
Thad Cochran must feel very grateful to Thomas L. Carey. He's the candidate whose 1.52 percent of the vote in the June 3 primary prevented the six-term Mississippi senator from losing the Republican nomination to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who received 1,418 more votes.
By Michael Barone | 06/25/14 10:52 AM
The headline result is summarized by the headline on Jennifer Rubin's blog post at the Washington Post this morning: "the Tea Party comes up dry."
By Michael Barone | 06/24/14 03:57 PM
The Census Bureau is considering a change for the 2020 Census: Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin would be one of the responses offered under a single race question.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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By Philip Klein | 07/28/14