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Michael Barone

The Economy: A Good Sign and a Dire Warning

May 11, 2013

Scouring the Internets this morning I bumped into two articles.  One shows something good, the other something not so good. Michael Barone wrote this article posted on RCP which says the college bubble is finally starting to burst.  The cost of university has not been tied to market forces since about 1986, which helps to [...]

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Barone Blames Tea Party for Senate Losses

November 10, 2012

Respected political guru Michael Barone blamed the Tea Party’s influence in the Republican Party for nominating too many “wackos, weirdos and witches” costing the Republicans an easy chance at winning the Senate last Tuesday.  This is the same Michael Barone who predicted a Romney win of nearly 100 Electoral Votes by the way. The Establishment-types [...]

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Higher Ed Bubble on the Brink

July 21, 2011

Election and political guru Michael Barone has an interesting article about what he sees as the next financial bubble to burst:  higher education.  He makes the argument that higher education costs have all the hallmarks of a bubble, especially since government intervention has coincided with huge tuition increases beyond the rate of inflation. It’s very [...]

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Are House Democrats 100 Votes Short of Passing ObamaCare?

February 16, 2010

So says Michael Barone, who is one statistician that I am prone to trust.  His analysis rings true.  The Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts had the effect that many of us predicted.  Democrats in Republican-leaning districts (and there are many of them, that is how the Dems captured the House in 2006) are nervous about [...]

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But Mr. Barone, I Don’t Want to Live in a Thugocracy

October 13, 2008

What would it be like if we became an Obama Nation?  The mere thought is enough to make some folks pretty apprehensive and inspired to help McCain-Palin.  So, here comes this piece: Brilliant election number-cruncher Michael Barone has a picture of a potential Obama Nation – “thugocracy“.  With Barone’s encyclopedic knowledge of micro-politics in all 435 districts, his editorial is [...]

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Is America Shifting Left?

September 27, 2008

Michael Barone makes the case in a recent article that this coming election may be an inflection point in American politics, much as the 1930s when there was a shift towards the idea that government could solve problems, and again in the 1980s when there was a shift to the idea that government is the problem.  [...]

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Pinkerton: Divided Government Means McCain Wins

August 10, 2008

Jim Pinkerton from “The American Conservative” has a new artcile on the Fox Forum which lays out his idea about why he thinks McCain will win in November.  His thought: because the Dems are slated to sweep Congress, McCain will be elected President so that the “divided government” concept since World War II will be continued. [...]

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Staying In “As Long as [She] Wants”

March 30, 2008

I have thought for a while now that if She Who Must Not Be Named cannot be the Democrat nominee, then Barack Obama cannot be President.  I had a similar thought about how the Clinton’s handled Kerry in 2004 — he couldn’t win either in order to pave the way for her historic run in 2008. [...]

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The Red v. Blue State Dynamic

March 22, 2008

I found this article by Michael Barone, political guru whose wisdom is usually spot on, where for the first time I read a piece addressing a thought I’ve had for a while: is this whole Red v. Blue state-thing a Bush phenomenon?  Barone makes an argument that no, it’s not totally a George W. Bush [...]

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