Fred Barnes

Executive Editor
Alaska Governor Bill Walker with President Obama

‘Growing’ in Office

How Alaska’s governor went from Palin favorite to Obama pal.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01 • By FRED BARNES



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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

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


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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