Author

Fred Barnes

Executive Editor
AP / Al Behrman

Go Big or Go Home

The case for GOP boldness.

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03 • By FRED BARNES

Read more...

 

Ryan punts

No More Swinging for the Fences

Paul Ryan, Mr. Prudence.

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20

presideng barack obama

Let’s Not Make a Deal

The great non-compromiser.

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

Obama gives the GOP the pie.

Obama’s Second Term Plan

Attack, attack, and attack some more.

Jan 21, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 18

In Lew of Compromise

In Lew of Compromise

Obama to nominate Jacob Lew as treasury secretary.

3:20 PM, Jan 9, 2013

The press carries Obama

The Four-Year Honeymoon

Will the press ever give Obama tough coverage?

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

John Kyl

The Indispensable Man

Arizona’s Jon Kyl retires from the Senate.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16

Obama negotiating with Congress

Obama’s Hard Line

He wants a ‘deal’—on his terms.

Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15

Boehner looking at Obama

Spender in Chief

The president doesn’t want a deal; he wants higher taxes, on his terms.

Dec 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 14

Barack Obama

Don’t Go Wobbly

Dec 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13

The Capitol Building

Win the Winnable

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Barnes Editorial Photo

Operation Push Back

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11

Obama thinking

Same Old Obama

5:10 PM, Nov 14, 2012

Election Results roll in

A Setback, Not a Catastrophe

The Democrats’ success was Obamacentric.

Nov 19, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 10

Obama

A Status Quo Election

3:15 AM, Nov 7, 2012

Romney up

Why Romney Will Win

12:20 PM, Nov 5, 2012

Obama throws the pitch

Good Riddance...

To the 2012 campaign.

Nov 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09

BIOGRAPHY

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 18 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers

Recent Blog Posts