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Philip Klein and Michael Barone discuss: Will demographics doom the GOP?

Michael Barone and Philip Klein | Updated: 2 hr ago

According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom...

High court stops short of ending racial quotas and preferences

Michael Barone | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination. Fifty-eight...

One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

Michael Barone | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are...

Should the bankrupt, blighted city of Detroit turn in its charter?

Michael Barone | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Should the city of Detroit turn in its charter and go out of existence? A good friend of mine proposed this, many years ago, and I thought it absurd. It seems less so now. Now comes Dennis Lennox,...

United Auto Workers drops challenge to Volkswagen vote in Tennessee

Michael Barone | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

In a surprise move today, the United Auto Workers dropped its effort to overturn the result of the Feb. 14 unionization election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Political competition, not racism, changes voter alignments

Michael Barone | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Have the Republicans become the white man's party? Are the depth and bitterness of Republicans' opposition to Barack Obama and his administration the product of racism? Those are questions you...

The (so far very limited) move against no-fault divorce

Michael Barone | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

I have long wondered why, when conservatives (and others) lament the apparent decline in the institution of marriage, no conservatives advance the notion of amending the no-fault divorce laws,...

News from Britain: Smaller state means more jobs

Michael Barone | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

About one-third of the money in the Obama Democrats' 2009 stimulus program went to state and local governments. The obvious aim was to maintain levels of public sector employment -- and public...

Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

Michael Barone | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin...

Dems play politics with bogus 77-cent differential in male-female pay

Michael Barone | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

An economist serving on a second-term president's Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax system or making entitlement programs...