MICHAEL BARONE

MICHAEL BARONE

Washington, D.C.
Michael Barone is a Columnist for the Sun.

Mr. Barone is a senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner and a…

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Opinion (Columnists)

For Parallels to This Year’s Presidential Race, Look Not to 1968, but Harding and Coolidge’s Victory in 1920

It’s not a campaign cycle much remembered because of its politically incorrect result — the repudiation of President Wilson.

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Opinion (Columnists)

Biden’s Reluctance To Step Aside Reflects a Monarchical Presidency Feared by the Founders

In an era of sharp and closely balanced partisan polarization, Americans feel a strong loyalty to even obviously flawed leaders.

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Opinion (Columnists)

A Tale of Two Debates

The contrast between President Biden’s 2012 and 2024 debate performances is a reminder of the ravages of age, and could represent a turning point in the politics of, and the balance between, the two parties.

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Opinion (Other)

Pandemic Failures Underscore Flaws in Centralizing Control Over Public Health

It can squeeze out intellectual diversity and serve the selfish interests of those in charge.

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Opinion (Columnists)

Trump’s Polling Lead in Race for White House Suggests Voters Are Reluctant To Give Biden Another Term

Four weeks after President Trump’s conviction in a much-criticized Manhattan prosecution and a week before the first and earliest-ever scheduled post-primary presidential debate, it’s a good time to look at how these two unusually elderly and oft-reviled candidates stand in the contest.

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Opinion (Columnists)

Alarmist Headlines About Europe’s ‘Far Right’ Ignore Failures of the Continent’s Liberal Elite To Heed Voter Concerns

Giorgia Meloni’s party is no more totalitarian than Italy’s center-left Democrats, which has historical roots in the Communist Party.

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