Ditching Electoral College Would Allow California to Impose Imperial Rule on a Colonial America

They're still counting the votes, going on four weeks after the election, in California. In Brazil, a nation...

Michael Barone December 7, 2016

Donald Trump and the Outstate Midwest Redraw the Partisan Lines

Would any Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary Clinton and been elected the 45th president?...

Michael Barone December 5, 2016

Clinton's Dishonesty Costs Her the Midwest -- and the Election

Hillary Clinton lost the election in the Midwest. Donald Trump won 50 Midwestern electoral votes that went to...

Michael Barone November 18, 2016

The New Key to Immigration Reform: More High-Skilled Immigrants

One of the issues President-elect Donald Trump says he wants Congress to act on is immigration. That's not...

Michael Barone November 16, 2016

Donald Trump's Astounding Victory: How and Why

Astounding. That's the best word to describe the tumultuous election night and the (to most people) surprise...

Michael Barone November 14, 2016

Let's Play 'Let's Pretend'

Let's pretend that history will show Donald Trump as being elected president Nov. 8.

Michael Barone November 2, 2016

So Far, Trump Not Sinking Down-Ballot Republicans

Could a flailing Donald Trump campaign hurt down-ballot Republicans and cost the party majorities in the...

Michael Barone October 31, 2016

The Politics These Two Unpopular Nominees Hath Wrought

In last week's third and (thank goodness) final presidential debate, each candidate did an excellent job of...

Michael Barone October 26, 2016

Despite Trump, Demotic Protest Politics Doesn't Always Fail

2016 has been a big year for protest politics -- not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and...

Michael Barone October 24, 2016

Donald Trump's Invisible Shackles

"It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,"...

Michael Barone October 17, 2016

Will Trump Make a Race of It in the Debates?

In the midst of the most debate-heavy week of the fall campaign season, with the vice presidential debate...

Michael Barone October 10, 2016

Voters Reject John Lennon's 'World as One'

"The president believes the world will be a better place if all borders are eliminated -- from a trade...

Michael Barone October 5, 2016

What the Debate Tells About How Candidates Would Govern

You've heard and read by now lots of spin and speculation about who won and where the polls are going to move...

Michael Barone September 30, 2016

Domestic Migration (Mostly) Explains a Generation of Partisan Changes

Let's step back, as we approach the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, and look back to try to...

Michael Barone September 28, 2016

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