Michael Barone

Michael Barone

Bradley Prize recipient Michael Barone is the senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.  He is also a syndicated columnist and commentator on U.S. elections and political trends for the Fox News Channel.

Barone served as a law clerk to Judge Wade H. McCree, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1969 to 1971.  From 1974 to 1981, he was vice president of the Peter D. Hart Research Associates polling firm.  He was a member of the editorial-page staff of The Washington Post from 1982 to 1988.  Then, from 1989 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 2009, he was a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report.  He was a senior staff editor at Reader’s Digest from 1996 to 1998.

A leading authority on contemporary American politics, Barone is the principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, published by National Journal every two years and now in its 20th edition.  He is also authored Our Country:  The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan in 1990, The New Americans:  How the Melting Pot Can Work Again in 2001, and Hard America, Soft America:  Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future in 2004.  His most-recent book is Our First Revolution:  The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers in 2007.

As a political journalist and historian, Barone gives distinctive depth to reporting on American politics.  He has written for many publications, including The Economist,The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, The New Republic, The American Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Times.

Barone is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.  He was an editor of The Harvard Crimson and The Yale Law Journal.