Fred Barnes

Executive Editor
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 • By FRED BARNES



Obama contemplating a bust of Jimmy Carter

Hesitation, Delay, and Unreliability

Not the qualities one looks for in a war president.

Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02

Australian officials with asylum-seekers, August 2013

A Different Immigration Mess

The debate in Australia over who gets in.

Sep 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 01

Tony Abbott campaigning in 2010

Conservatism on Top Down Under

Meet Tony Abbott, the likely next prime minister of Australia

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48

jack germond

Jack Germond, 1928-2013

9:30 PM, Aug 14, 2013

Gary Locke

Let’s Not Make a Deal

Obama and Reid kill tax reform.

Aug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45


The Odds of an Immigration Bill

Not impossible, but not that great.

Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44


Older, But Not Wiser

Obama's first speech in a series is a predictable bust.

2:46 PM, Jul 24, 2013

Liberty Bonds

America and Its Immigrants

A hate-love relationship.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43

Gary Locke

The Last Redoubt

Republican attorneys general: the unsung heroes in challenging the Obama agenda

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

Rick Perry photo portrait, August 28, 2004

Rick Perry Sets His Course

6:30 PM, Jul 8, 2013


Second Term as Farce

Obama from bad to worse.

Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41

Someday, all of this will be in Dallas: the governor in Midtown, June 18

A Texan Takes Manhattan

With Gov. Rick Perry in New York.

Jul 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 40

Tony Alter

Ryan’s Hope

A high-profile role in the immigration debate in the House.

Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39

Marco Rubio, the indispensable man

Gang of One

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

AP / Carolyn Kaster

Barnstorming for Jobs and Growth

Rick Perry promotes the Texas Miracle.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

No way to spin this: a drizzly Rose Garden news conference, May 16

When It Rains, It Pours

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Immigration office in Houston: amnesty, 1980s-style

The Amnesty Next Time

The specter of 1986 haunts the immigration debate.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34


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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