Fred Barnes

Executive Editor
Obamacare becomes law, March 2010: Count the Republicans.

He Never Learns

Obama stands alone, alas.

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12 • By FRED BARNES



Tom Corbett

Booze Blues

The politics of liquor stores in Pennsylvania.

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

Who Will End Up with Heartburn?

Who Will End Up with Heartburn?

The president breaks bread with Republicans.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

Sequester Boomerang

Second-Term Blues

Is Obama’s free ride over?

Mar 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 25

President Obama

The Obama Scorecard

Every government program is a winner.

Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23

State of the Union

There He Goes Again

2:30 AM, Feb 13, 2013

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan

The Complete Package

Ronald Reagan, the great narrator.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

President Obama

Deal Breaker

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

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


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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