One year ago, I wrote about President Trump’s inevitable rise in the polls. I brought up how Democrats organized protests throughout President Nixon’s first term before he earned his 49-state re-election. I noted President Reagan’s early unpopularity — even worse than Trump’s right now — before he, too, won 49 states. And now, Gallup has given… Read More The Implications of Trump’s Rising Polls
Today’s title says it all. Let’s learn about the presidential line of succession. Tier 1: The Vice President 1. The Vice President Current office-holder: Mike Pence, the 48th to hold the office First to hold the office: John Adams (1789) Random info: We’re pretty good at keeping track of the presidential numbers; most of us… Read More The Presidential Line of Succession
It’s been four months since my first 2018 midterms analysis. Now, just a half-year from our next set of major federal elections, it feels like a good time to see what, if anything, has changed since that initial analysis. At “Ten Months Out,” I predicted the GOP would retain both houses of Congress. Should I… Read More 2018 Midterms: Six Months Out
Two years ago almost to the day, I attended a John Kasich campaign rally in the late stages of the 2016 Republican Primary. I was hoping to understand why a man who was mathematically eliminated still pressed on with his doomed campaign. I ultimately framed that campaign like how Bob Dylan Band-mate Robbie Robertson once described Dylan’s decision… Read More What’s John Kasich Up To?
(Sorry for the delay in Part II, dear PPFA readers. Apparently two people writing a column in two different countries takes twice as long. To make it up to you, I plan on three posts in eight days! Check back soon.) Welcome back for Part II of “Mexican Politics for America” — an interview with… Read More Mexican Politics for America: Part II
Today, Presidential Politics for America brings you its first ever interview. Our subject is Nathan Paluck, a Connecticut resident until he attended New York’s Fordham University. After graduating in 2005, he found himself working various jobs in Latin America, Mexico in particular. His decade living on the other side of the border has given him… Read More Mexican Politics for America: Part I
Fair thee well, Rex Tillerson. We barely knew ye. Well, we knew that ye probably called President Trump either a “moron” or an “effing moron,” but that’s about it. Unfortunately, Mr. Secretary, your abbreviated tenure barred you from one day joining the ranks of the all time great secretaries of state. If anyone is wondering… Read More America’s Top Five Secretaries of State