Fred Barnes

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The Democrats’ Boutique Issues

There’s a reason they talk of nothing but climate change.

Dec 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13 • By FRED BARNES



Hollywood 10

Hollywood Mythmaking

Of whitewashing and blacklisting.

Nov 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11


Debates Playing Key Role in Winnowing Republican Field

Replacing importance of primaries.

7:05 AM, Nov 12, 2015

Ben Sasse

Sasse Finally Speaks

An unusually promising senator’s unusual debut.

Nov 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

Jack Kemp and Paul Ryan

From Acolyte to Speaker

Paul Ryan’s Kemp connection.

Nov 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09


The Big Loser: CNBC

But there were plenty of winners.

12:25 AM, Oct 29, 2015

Elephant Battle

Strife of the Party

The GOP is ready to grumble

Nov 2, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 08

Charlie Black

The View from the Sidelines

Charlie Black on the 2016 campaign.

Oct 26, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 07

Jack Kemp

The Kemp Era

When Republicans became the party of growth and tax cuts

Oct 12, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 05

Jeb Bush

Bush Looks to Curtail Federal Power

And return authority to the states.

7:05 AM, Sep 29, 2015

John Boehner

Bye Bye, Boehner

Kevin McCarthy likely to be the next House Speaker.

11:35 AM, Sep 25, 2015

Donald Trump

Everyone Gets Everything Wrong

The surprising 2016 race.

Oct 5, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 04

Jeb Bush


A winning tax reform.

Sep 28, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 03

Alaska Governor Bill Walker with President Obama

‘Growing’ in Office

How Alaska’s governor went from Palin favorite to Obama pal.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01

Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Doing Better with Hispanic Voters

It’s an achievable goal for the GOP.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

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

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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.

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