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Political scientists' verdict on the Obama presidency: silence

Michael Barone | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Some subjects, it appears, are better left unspoken of.

Would black voter turnout matter in key Senate races?

Michael Barone | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The fact that Democratic Party strategists are pitching their efforts to maximize black turnout carries a whiff of desperation.

The president who is uninterested in other people

Michael Barone | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The ability to read other people comes harder or not at all if you're transfixed with your image of yourself. Which seems to be the case with Barack Obama.

Will the Ninth Circuit allow racial discrimination in voting in Guam?

Michael Barone | Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Should Guam residents who are not, like the majority of people there, of Chamorro descent be allowed to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam's relationship to the United States?

McDonald's: Vive la France!

Michael Barone | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

I have never eaten at a McDonald’s in France. But evidently a lot of French men and women do. Business Insider reports that France is McDonald’s most profitable country after the United States. So...

The American hero who saved Chartres Cathedral

Michael Barone | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The inspiring story of how an American military officer saved Chartres Cathedral from shelling in World War II.

Rotherham: The perils of tolerating intolerance

Michael Barone | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The central problem faced by tolerant societies is how far to tolerate intolerance.

Obama's segue from constructive tax proposals to low-grade demagoguery

Michael Barone | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

"The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax...

Republicans outvote Democrats in Florida primary, but that may not matter

Michael Barone | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The body of party registrants is not necessarily identical to the body of its current supporters.

Letting the cat out of the bag on the role of public employee unions

Michael Barone | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Noam Scheiber of the New Republic inadvertently admitted what we've long suspected about public employee unions.