Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Michael Barone

Washington Examiner

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • Washington Examiner
  • Townhall.com
Past:
  • National Review
  • AEI

Recent articles by Michael:

The end of America's 30-year engagement with China?

Will the demonstrations in Hong Kong come to be seen as the end of a 30-year period, beginning with the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, of the American-Chinese economic engagement and entanglement christened “Chimerica” by historian Niall Ferguson? → Read More

The skimpy electoral base of the celebrity political Left

Has any freshman member of Congress gotten more national publicity than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? I suppose that James Madison did, when as a member of the First Congress, in which every member was by definition a freshman, he proposed the Bill of Rights and led the opposition to Treasury Secretary… → Read More

Analyzing the Pieces of the Democratic Puzzle

"No candidate received a polling bump as a result of .08/10/2019 11:48:30AM EST. → Read More

Michael Barone: A Democratic puzzle, far from solved

“No candidate received a polling bump as a result of the Detroit debates,” writes Morning Consult analyst Anthony Patterson this week. That’s a big disappointment for the dozen or more candidates struggling to make the Democrats’ 2% cutoffs for further debate appearances, as well as for the pundits weary after six hours or so of debates and post-debate interviews. → Read More

This week's debate lineups show that New York's political significance has fallen off a cliff

“If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.” So go the lyrics in the Kander/Ebb song New York, New York, most famously sung by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra, who grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across the Hudson, made it in New York and everywhere as well. → Read More

Democrats: Prisoners of the Past on the Economy

We are all, to some extent, prisoners of the past. → Read More

Chief Justice Wisely Gets Courts Out Of Redistricting Politics

"Partisan gerrymandering is nothing new," writes Chief Justice John Roberts .07/05/2019 18:53:27PM EST. → Read More

Yes, AOC, Your Generation Has Seen American Prosperity

Michael Barone: "An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the .06/21/2019 15:57:23PM EST. → Read More

The Not-Inevitable Candidate and His Not-Feasible Pet Project

Michael Barone: Will Joe Biden inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president? .06/14/2019 15:44:07PM EST. → Read More

Barr Asking Questions the Media Don't Want Asked

Michael Barone: "I'm amused," Attorney General William Barr told CBS News' Jan .06/07/2019 10:57:16AM EST. → Read More

Using the Big Lie to Delegitimize Election Results

Michael Barone: The Big Lie is back in style. Wikipedia tells us .05/24/2019 20:51:56PM EST. → Read More

For Joe Biden, on China It's Still the 1990s

Michael Barone: Once upon a time, May 1 -- May Day -- .05/10/2019 18:02:49PM EST. → Read More

The Most Successful Presidents Keep to Themselves

Michael Barone: "The Mueller report makes Trump look vain, ignorant, inept, and .04/26/2019 0:49:48AM EST. → Read More

Stopping the Campusfication of American Life

Michael Barone: Many people, years after they graduate from high school and .04/19/2019 0:36:50AM EST. → Read More

What Does History Tell Us About 2020? Not Very Much

Michael Barone: What does history tell us about the 2020 presidential election? .04/12/2019 1:01:41AM EST. → Read More

Will Black Voters Keep Democrats From Going Too Far to the Left?

Will Black Voters Keep Democrats From Going Too Far to the Left? - Michael Barone: Which of the two dozen or so Democratic presidential candidates .04/05/2019 1:42:32AM EST. → Read More

R.I.P. Collusiongate

Collusiongate is now history....03/29/2019 0:30:08AM EST. → Read More

Old Rules of Thumb Yield to Even Older Ones

Success in politics -- and in political predictions -- depends on the ability to distinguish between old rules of thumb that don't apply any more and old rules of thumb that do..03/22/2019 1:42:33AM EST. → Read More

Democrats Are Getting Out on a Dangerously Left-Wing Limb

Democrats Are Getting Out on a Dangerously Left-Wing Limb - Michael Barone: There's an old political saying that presidential candidates appeal to .03/01/2019 2:05:26AM EST. → Read More

Despite Short-Term Ruckus, Long-Term Progress on Border

Despite Short-Term Ruckus, Long-Term Progress on Border - Michael Barone: Compromise reached. Donald Trump is going to build -- his .02/22/2019 0:59:09AM EST. → Read More