Michael Barone

Perceptive TV pundit and fellow of American Enterprise Institute.

Under Obama, crony capitalism again rules the day

November 13, 2010
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Under Obama, crony capitalism again rules the day

In his best-seller "Inside U.S.A.", the hugely readable journalist John Gunther described America as it was in the last year of World War II. He interviewed hundreds of politicians, businessmen and journalists, but only four men rated a separate chapter -- three politicians and Henry J. Kaiser, the California construction magnate who built dams...
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What 1946 Can Tell Us About 2010

October 28, 2010
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It is interesting to look back at the biggest Republican victory of the last 80 years, the off-year election of 1946. What’s similar and what’s different today? Recent polls tell me that the Democratic Party is in the worst shape I have seen during my 50 years of following politics closely. So I...
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