Open Field Politics: 2010 and Beyond
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Michael Barone, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Fox News Contributor
Michael Barone is Senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and contributor to Fox News Channel. From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Barone served as Law Clerk to Judge Wade H. McCree, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was Vice President of the polling firm of Peter D. Hart Research Associates from 1974 to 1981. He has served on the editorial staff of the Washington Post and Reader’s Digest, and has been a Senior Writer with U.S. News and World Report since 1989. Over the years he has also written for many other publications, including the Economist, the Times Literary Supplement and the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times of London. His column is syndicated by Creators Syndicate. He is the principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, published by National Journal every two years since 1971. He is also the author of Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan (Free Press, 1990), The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again (Regnery, 2001; paperback edition, July 2006), Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Competition for the Nation’s Future (Crown Forum, 2004; paperback edition, 2005) and Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers (Crown Forum, 2007). He is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association (1192), and the Barbara Olsen Award from The American Spectator (2006). In 2010, Mr. Barone received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. He received his AB from Harvard, and a law degree from Yale Law School, where he was the editor of the Yale Law Journal.