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



Don’t hold your breath.

Some Juggernaut

Democrats look awfully frantic for a party with history on its side.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35

Stephanie Saraceno / MCT / Getty images

Ken Tomlinson, 1944-2014

Fred Barnes remembers Ken Tomlinson

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, 1944-2014

10:55 AM, May 2, 2014

Shutdown the GOP

Shut Up, They Explained

The illiberal left.

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33


Mudslinger in Chief

Harry Reid takes the low road.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Obama Hagan

As Goes North Carolina

So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate.

Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31

UConn guard Ryan Boatright, right, and Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison

They Got Game

Fred Barnes, March mad.

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30


Time to Win the Vote

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28


The Luck of the Republicans

They owe it all to Obama.

Mar 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 27

ho hum

Job Destroyer

Mar 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Texas’s Greg Abbott

The Resistance

Mar 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin makes the championship-winning catch against Aub

Stars Fell on Auburn

Fred Barnes sees Auburn through Rose-colored glasses

Jan 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18


A GOP Year

Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

The Obama Administration

Government Man

Dec 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 16


Twilight of the Sequester

Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15


Poll Position

Obama’s collapsing numbers.

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

weekly standard photo illustration

Obama’s Stubbornness

A mind is a terrible thing to change.

Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13


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