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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:33:05 -0500

 



BARNES: Look who's stupid now

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:39:23 -0500

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FRED BARNES

For decades, Republicans have been stuck with the epithet “the stupid party,” and they’ve often deserved it.


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The Influencer: Jeff Bell, 1943-2018

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:04:20 -0500

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FRED BARNES

When I first encountered Jeff Bell, he was debating Bill Bradley, the Democratic candidate for Senate from New Jersey.


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BARNES: A man with a plan: Newt's strategy for GOP victory

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:48:20 -0500

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FRED BARNES

There are many ways Republicans can lose control of the House and Senate in November. But there’s only one way they stand a good chance to hold both chambers.


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A Fan's Notes

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 03:14:39 -0500

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FRED BARNES

Shortly before Christmas, I got an email from the Washington Wizards basketball team. “You are in your 45th year with the Wizards!” it said.


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BARNES: The Chilean Model Lives

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:13:10 -0500

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FRED BARNES

The word “Chilezuela”—that’s Chile+Venezuela—was more an accusation than a slogan, the gist being that the left-wing candidate for president of Chile would model the country along the policy lines of Venezuela, the socialist hellhole.

It worked.


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Barnes: The GOP Triumphs of 2017

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:04:54 -0500

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FRED BARNES

For 37 years, efforts to open the remote Alaskan tundra known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for oil and natural gas got nowhere.


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Barnes: It's a Long Time to November

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 03:40:08 -0500

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FRED BARNES

The optimism of Democrats about the midterm election is based on the assumption that political conditions won’t change between now and November 6.


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Feeble Resistance

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:42:27 -0500

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FRED BARNES

Shocked by Donald Trump’s election, Democrats adopted a strategy of resistance that’s simple and blunt: Anything Trump is for, they’re against.


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The Man They Love to Hate

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:17:48 -0500

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FRED BARNES

Every Sunday evening, the press office at the Environmental Protection Agency receives emails from the New York Times and Politico asking for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s public schedule for the coming week.


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Don't Do It: Why Moving Tom Cotton to the CIA Is a Bad Idea

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:15:30 -0500

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FRED BARNES

A job shuffle that would put Senator Tom Cotton in charge of the CIA is one of the worst ideas to come out of the Trump administration.

It’s not that Cotton couldn’t handle things at the intelligence agency.


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A 'New Trump' Could Halt the Democratic Wave in 2018

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:57:33 -0500

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In a 1971 story (“Nora”), Washington novelist Ward Just wrote about a senator in trouble. “If you’re an architect or a lawyer and you get into trouble, you can resign and go practice somewhere else,” Just wrote.


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