More Michael Barone Articles

  • Case study: Liberal disappointed with Obama foreign policy

    For an interesting instance on how onetime Obama enthusiasts have soured on the 44th president, you could do worse than read James Traub's piece in foreignpolicy.com.

  • Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.

  • Gummit don't do IT good, here and elsewhere

    The private sector is held accountable in the marketplace. If IT doesn't work, or if cost overruns raise prices to uncompetitive levels, consumers have alternatives. When government IT fails, however, the citizen doesn't have any alternative.

  • Halbig v. Burwell: A stunning rebuke of a lawless and reckless administration

    The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Halbig v. Burwell, announced Tuesday, is a stunning blow to Obamacare and the Obama administration.

  • Hillary Clinton's job approval rating as low as Obama's

    A Politico poll strongly suggests that Hillary Clinton's attempts to put some distance between herself and the president's record are unavailing and perhaps doomed to failure.

  • You can't always get what you want

    This is one of the hard lessons of life, and one that evidently needs to be learned and relearned by political liberals: One is that public financing of elections is good. The other is that political polarization is bad.

  • Obama dragged down by chaos at home and abroad, not by the economy

    The sluggish economy isn't weighing down Obama. It's chaos on the border, dysfunction at the IRS and VA, and foreign crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.

  • All process arguments are insincere

    House Democrats who are criticizing and ridiculing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama have in fact often, and not so long ago, brought lawsuits against President George W. Bush or other officials.



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