Michael Barone, a political analyst and journalist, studies politics, American government, and campaigns and elections. The principal coauthor of the annual Almanac of American Politics (National Journal Group), he has written many books on American politics and history. Barone is also a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner.
Please join AEI for a discussion examining each candidate’s platform and prospects for victory and the impact that a possible shift toward free-market policies in Brazil might have on South America as a whole.
More than 100 million Brazilians voted Sunday — the third election this year, the first two being in Indonesia and India — in which more than 100 million people voted, more than the 86 million people who voted in U.S. elections for the House of Representatives in 2010.
"Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security.” So wrote the New York Times’s Peter Baker in the lead paragraph of a story on the congressional hearing on the Secret Service.
Whether Obama’s decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration.