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

The Progressive Pendulum 2018: Will the OC finally swing to Blue?

  This is part 1 of the PredictWise series on congressional districts that are seen as competitive in the 2018 election according to PredictWise and Cook: The PredictWise Progressive Pendulum, with new entries coming right here on PredictWise every Tuesday. Instead of the ins-and-outs of the horse-race, this series sheds light on the ideological landscape in 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

Criminal Justice Reform

On Friday, June 15, 2018 President Trump's Campaign Chair was sent to jail until his trial. (1) It is very common in the United States to be in jail between arrest and trial: approximately 536,000 people are in jail, right now, awaiting trial. (2) The vast majority, about 75 percent, of those people are accused of non-violent Read more