Do voters really want government health insurance?

By: MICHAEL BARONE Senior Political Analyst Washington Examiner 10/20/09

The headline on this morning’s Washington Post lead story, “Public Option Gains Support,” and the subhead, “CLEAR MAJORITY NOW BACKS PLAN,” would lead you to think that the answer to the above question is yes—and that the public has been moving in that direction. Like […]

Unlike Obama, Americans Reject European Model

By Michael Barone Real Clear Politics October 19, 2009

An interesting paradox. Last year, America elected a president who, in attitudes and policies, is closer to the elites of Western Europe than any of his predecessors. Yet in the nine months that he has been in office, ordinary Americans have been moving away from those […]