We’re FINALLY at the ten most influential figures in Western history. Can you believe it?! I’d like to press pause this month and add a little drama to the proceedings. (I also like the elegance of 2017 having numbers 30 through 21, 2018 with 20 through 11, and now 2019 will give you the top… Read More The “Next 30″…ish
“Ptolemy made a universe, which lasted 1400 years. Newton also made a universe, which has lasted 300 years. Einstein has made a universe, and I can’t tell you how long that will last.” –George Bernard Shaw “Way to go, Einstein.” –My father to me, on many occasions and with much sarcasm This one’s going to be hard. I know… Read More #11. Albert Einstein
As promised last week, today I’ve posted my odds for the 2020 presidential race. To the right sidebar (on desktop and tablets) or underneath (smartphones), you’ll see my odds on winners of the Republican Primary, Democratic Primary, and the general election. See you next week with the 11th most influential figure in Western history! -PPFA
Yesterday I took my final look back on the 2018 midterms before pivoting to the next Biggest Election Ever: the 2020 presidential. Specifically, I previewed what will ultimately be a straight-forward Republican Primary — or, at least as straight-forward as anything can be while still involving Donald Trump. Today we move over to the more… Read More Taking Stock of the Contenders for the Democratic Nomination
(My sincerest thanks to all veterans for bravely protecting our country so cowards like me can write about it.) And that’s it. Though I missed a couple Senate races, I was generally right across the board, mostly thanks to few surprises. Of all my predictions, however, perhaps what what most rings true is the reaction… Read More The Midterm Cycle Is Over. The Presidential Cycle Now Begins.
Okay, so the Republicans will keep the Senate. But what about the House? In this current Congress, the Democrats seat 193 members of the House. Since 218 are needed for a majority, the question we ask today is: can they add 25 seats? One last time, let’s check in on… The Big Three Indicators A. Generic… Read More The PPFA Midterm Preview-and-Prediction-palooza, Part II: The House
We made it. Tomorrow — tomorrow — is the 2018 midterm election. This website’s faithful readers know that I’ve periodically written about the 2018 Senate elections throughout the year. In all that time — from January 15 through last week — I’ve consistently reminded you that this year’s combination of Senate elections gives the Democratic Party… Read More The PPFA Midterm Preview-and-Prediction-palooza, Part I: The Senate