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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


The Man and the Myth

Why prudent politicians embrace the JFK legacy.

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

AP/ Charles Dharapak

Obama on the Ropes

Nov 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

Cuccinelli: The truce fails.

The Great Divide

Populists versus elitists in the Republican party.

Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

David Malan

Churchill Returns to the Capitol

Congress’s tribute to the wartime leader.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09


The Point of No Return

President Obama is about to play defense, for three years.

Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08

Gage Skidmore

Boehner in Charge

How the House speaker rallied his restive troops.

Oct 14, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 06

AP / Mary Altaffer

Rick Perry’s Second Act

The Texas governor’s new national campaign.

Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05


Economic Malpractice

The stagnation president.

Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04


Ineptitude at the Top

How not to be a war president.

Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03

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


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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