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Conservative Watch: Josh Barro

Josh Barro is the only conservative columnist who has been able to give me pause and keep me engaged and thinking on Twitter. All my favorite libertarian columnists happen to be gay (Greenwald). Not sure what’s up with that.

Josh Barro Josh Barro

@jbarro

Politics Editor at Business Insider. Crotchety young man. jbarro@businessinsider.com

Via Wikipedia:

Joshua A. Barro is an American opinion journalist and the current politics editor at Business Insider… He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard.

Time named Barro’s Twitter feed one of “The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013”, one of ten in the Politics category. In 2012, Forbes selected him as one of the “30 Under 30” media “brightest stars under the age of 30,” and David Brooks listed him as part of the, “vibrant and increasingly influential center-right conversation.”

Barro describes himself as a neoliberal and a Republican, but has expressed opposition to many policies of the Republican party. He has been described by others as conservative, liberal and libertarian.

Barro lives in Queens, NY. His father is noted macroeconomist Robert Barro. Barro is openly gay and has written in support of gay marriage.

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  1. July 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I would think that neoliberal and Republican would be completely contrasting political ideologies. That said, I’m not all that familiar with Barro to know how accurate that statement is.

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