Fred Barnes

Executive Editor

Partisan in Chief

Obama’s besetting sin.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By FRED BARNES



Speaking of petty grievances and false promises...

He’s a Raging Partisan

The big lie of Obama’s presidency.

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Gary Locke

The Telltale Obama Budget

Liberals may love its priorities. Voters don’t.

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Frankly, I didn’t mean a word of it.

What You Missed If You Didn’t Watch

Five insights into Obama, none of them flattering.

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20


Obama Blows Smoke

12:45 AM, Jan 21, 2015


Taking Ben Carson Seriously

The 2016 campaign’s most interesting long shot

Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19


The Speaker and His Critics

They wanted a public drama, and got it.

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

White House protest, November 2011

The Pipeline and the Damage Done

Obama’s Keystone Kops routine.

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17


He Never Learns

Obama’s no-deal presidency.

Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

On a Roll

On a Roll

Suddenly, things look up for the GOP.

Dec 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

Obamacare becomes law, March 2010: Count the Republicans.

He Never Learns

Obama stands alone, alas.

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Mike Coffman

El Ganador

Rep. Mike Coffman’s recipe for victory.

Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11


President Obama’s Response?

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah—for 74 minutes.

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Gary Locke

The Real Party of the Rich

The Democrats’ three big weapons: money, money, money.

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Pryor: Hey, Bill, let’s capture my defeat.

Fakery of a High Order

The Democrats’ strategy.

Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

Ed Gillespie

Beware the Tortoise

Ed Gillespie plans to come from behind.

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

AP / Al Behrman

Go Big or Go Home

The case for GOP boldness.

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

Mark Pryor and Barack Obama survey the  wreckage of Arkansas’s Democratic party.

From Blue to Red Overnight

The fall of the Arkansas Democrats.

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor

Democrats Take the Low Road

Going all-negative, all the time against Tom Cotton.

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48

Bartleby, the President

Bartleby, the President

When it comes to dealing with Congress, he would prefer not to.

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47


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)

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