PredictWise Daily 20180628: Another Sad Day

Welcome to the PredictWise Daily 20180628. My goal is to write Sundays through Thursdays, publish around 9 PM ET. It will be a short recap of what was most interesting that day. I will limit it to three bullet points. Today: 1) Another mass shooting: 96 people die each day from gun violence in the Read more

27th Congressional District in Texas: Special Elections

The 27th Congressional District has not been at the forefront of national news, after RuberDucky-pajama-wearing Blake Farenthold resigned, that is. Only few know that this minority-majority district holds special elections on Saturday, June 30th. TapResearch has teamed up with PredictWise to shed light on the political compass in this district, leveraging TapResearch’s innovative ways to collect Read more

Modest Proposal for Democratic Platform

I am a political junkie and I have never read a political party platform. So, I assume almost no one does. No one asked me, but if I ran the Democratic Party I would proposed a very short platform that every single American could learn: It could fit on five tweets. It would include actual Read more

Russia, Canada, and European Union

President Trump wants the US to abandon their long-standing alliance, both trade and security, with Canada and the European Union (including the United Kingdom), and form a tighter relationship with Russia. I made a simple graphics to explain why this is bat-shit crazy.  

PredictWise Daily 20180627: Fuck Me

Welcome to the PredictWise Daily 20180627. My goal is to write Sundays through Thursdays, publish around 9 PM ET. It will be a short recap of what was most interesting that day. I will limit it to three bullet points. Today: 1) Supreme Court crushed public sector unions: In another 5-4 decision the Supreme Court made Read more

PredictWise Daily 20180624: Republicans Hate the Rule of Law

Welcome to the PredictWise Daily 20180624. My goal is to write Sundays through Thursdays, publish around 9 PM ET. It will be a short recap of what was most interesting that day. I will limit it to three bullet points. Today: 1) Republicans Hate the Rule of Law, but love order: President Trump issued an Read more

Completely Closed Borders: Republicans costly policy position

President Trump talks a lot about undocumented immigrants and does horrible things to them including: ripping children from their parents and putting them in cages, and trying to deport Dreamers and their parents. But while he uses his executive power to reek havoc on undocumented immigrants, his legislative fight is very focused on legal immigration, Read more

Immigration and Healthcare

Above and beyond anything in this column: the Republican immigration policy of separating children from their parents and putting them into cages is abhorrent morally and a terrible policy for the United States. It is a political policy that is designed to be so cruel, that refugees, asylum seekers, anyone desperate for a better life, Read more