Articles in Category: 'Barack Obama'

By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 22, 2011 3:55 AM

One of the few issues on which opinion has moved left over the last few years is same-sex marriage.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 25, 2011 3:55 AM

Not long ago, I wrote about how the private sector outraces and laps government. While governments dither and dispute, the private sector discovers.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 29, 2011 3:55 AM

Some of society's most intractable problems come not from its failures but from its successes. Often you can't get a good thing without paying a bad price.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 27, 2011 3:55 AM

Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 1, 2011 3:55 AM

In the glossy pages of The New Yorker, in graceful prose and with good reporting, the dreams and nightmares of the admirers of Barack Obama and his policies lie exposed.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 12, 2011 3:55 AM

What is there to say about Barack Obama's speech to Congress Thursday night and the so-called American Jobs Act he said Congress must pass?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 19, 2011 3:55 AM
Barack Obama has been at pains to convince voters that he cares about jobs. It seems to be a hard sell.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 14, 2011 3:55 AM

The United States is a country that has been peopled largely by vast surges of migration -- from the British Isles in the 18th century, from Ireland and Germany in the 19th century, from Eastern and Southern Europe in the early 20th century, and from Latin America and Asia in the last three decades.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 26, 2011 3:55 AM

The Republicans' presidential debate Thursday night, sponsored by Fox News and Google, gave primary voters and caucus-goers at least one good reason to reject every candidate on the stage.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 29, 2011 3:55 AM

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels did not attract as large a crowd when he spoke at the American Enterprise Institute (where I am a resident fellow) earlier this week as he did several months ago, before he disappointed admirers by announcing that he wouldn't run for president.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 25, 2011 3:55 AM

Those who consider themselves constitutional conservatives should take care to consider not only the powers that the Constitution confers on the different branches of government and reserves to the states and the people, but also the schedule that the Constitution sets up for sharp changes and reversals of public policy.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 6, 2011 3:55 AM

Leadership, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in his press conference Tuesday announcing he would not reverse his decision not to run for president, is something you can't be taught or learn.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 10, 2011 3:55 AM

President Barack Obama obviously is scrambling in his attempt to win re-election.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 17, 2011 3:55 AM

Napoleon is supposed to have said that the quality he most valued in his generals was luck. In the current race for the Republican presidential nomination, Napoleon's favorite would clearly be Mitt Romney.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 27, 2011 3:55 AM

At the moment, national polls show Herman Cain leading or tied for the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 31, 2011 3:55 AM

The argument is being made in some quarters that, however unsuccessful Barack Obama's domestic policies have been, his record in foreign policy has been successful. But when you examine the claims of success, they seem a bit peculiar.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 3, 2011 3:55 AM

Washington was all a-Twitter (literally) Monday over Politico's story about the sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain -- and about Cain's serial self-contradictions.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 26, 2011 3:55 AM
The world usually turns out to work differently from what American presidents expected when they were campaigning.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 10, 2011 3:55 AM

Some of my friends in the conservative blogosphere have been ridiculing a New Yorker named Joe Therrien. I want to put in a good word for him.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 17, 2011 3:55 AM

The election of Barack Obama, we were told, would bring new respect and friendship for America in the world.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 9, 2012 3:55 AM
The Republican presidential candidates, except for Ron Paul, haven't been paying much attention to young voters in the primaries and caucuses so far. But any Republican nominee -- which is to say probably Mitt Romney, or maybe Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum -- had better be paying attention to them in the summer and fall.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 10, 2012 3:55 AM
Yes, Virginia, there is a religious war going on. It is for the soul of America. And traditional Christianity is besieged.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 7, 2012 3:55 AM
In "The Book of Man," his new book offering readings to help educate boys, William Bennett offers a quick profile on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to illustrate two forms of polis -- democratic America and tyrannical communist Cuba.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 6, 2012 3:55 AM
It's unusual when a reporter sympathetic to a politician writes a story that makes his subject look bad. But Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker has now done this twice.
 
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