Fred Barnes

Executive Editor
Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Doing Better with Hispanic Voters

It’s an achievable goal for the GOP.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By FRED BARNES



Donald Trump

Among the Trumpies

12:01 AM, Aug 26, 2015

Mitch Daniels

The Campaign That Never Was

How Mitch Daniels would have run for president.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Chris Christie

Here's Who Gained, Faltered, and Remained Unaffected

GOP debate recap.

2:19 AM, Aug 7, 2015

We want to leave employers this much profit.

How to Shrink the Economy

Follow Hillary’s ‘growth’ prescription.

Aug 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45


Partisan in Chief

Obama’s besetting sin.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Bernie Sanders

The Donald and The Bernie

Which one is the bigger problem?

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43

Images: Newscom

The Fate of the Senate

Coattails will be everything in 2016.

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42

McConnell and Obama in the Oval Office, August 4, 2010

Republicans to the Rescue

A rare partnership on free trade.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

Bush kisses his wife Columba with mother Barbara at right, June 15, 2015.

Jeb Bush’s To-do List

Off to a bumpy start, he can still recover.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40


The Coming Democratic Panic

Watch what happens if Hillary Clinton falls behind in the polls.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38


Slim Pickings

The Democrats’ weak bench.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37

McConnell, left, and Boehner: It’s all about the base.

Political Healing

An outreach campaign from Capitol Hill to grassroots Republicans.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36


A Failure As a Salesman

The trade treaty may pass, no thanks to the ­president.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35

Ehrlich in New Hampshire, April 18

A Candidacy Below the Radar

Former governor Bob Ehrlich of Maryland is going to New Hampshire a lot.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Hayek got it right.

What We Don’t Know About 2016

Almost everything.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32


The Party of Ideas

Applied conservatism, 101.

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Former hostage Dave Roeder shouts upon arriving in Frankfurt, January 21, 1981.

Hostages? What Hostages?

The unfinished business of compensation for the Americans held in Tehran.

Apr 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

‹‹ More Recent Articles


Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard, which he cofounded in 1995. From 1985 to 1995, he was senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic. He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Washington Star before moving to the Baltimore Sun in 1979. He served as the national political correspondent for the Sun and wrote the "Presswatch" media column for the American Spectator.

Barnes appears regularly on the Fox News Channel. From 1988 to 1998 he was a regular panelist on the McLaughlin Group. He has also appeared on Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Barnes graduated from the University of Virginia and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.

(Member: Washington Speakers Bureau)

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 19 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers

Recent Blog Posts