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?
“Try explaining Hitler to a kid.” –George Carlin Influence is not synonymous with greatness. It means having an effect, and it can certainly be negative. Indeed, many people on my Top 30 list had negative effects. In the name of defending France, Joan of Arc (#27) extended a war that killed thousands. Constantine (#23) killed… Read More #17. Adolf Hitler
(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
“Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” –Thomas Edison Two months ago, when introducing my Henry Ford (#20) column, I noted the difficulty in placing Ford into a professional category. He wasn’t a scientist, nor was he quite an inventor. With Thomas Edison,… Read More #18. Thomas Edison
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