What will a Donald Trump post-presidency look like? Despite losing re-election and suffering through his second impeachment, the 45th President remains determined to stay in the spotlight. So far his grip on the Republican Party remains strong and there’s already talk about a 2024 comeback bid. Since recent one-termers like George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter quickly … [Read more...] about The Post-Presidential Comeback: Can Donald Trump Succeed Where Herbert Hoover Failed?
A Presidential term may last four years, but you still only get one chance at a first impression. As Joe Biden navigates the first days of his Administration, public attention is extraordinarily focused on one issue: the COVID-19 pandemic. Even from this early date, it’s clear the Biden White House’s response to the pandemic will be a major component of their legacy. Which … [Read more...] about What Can An Administration’s First Days Teach Us?: A Look Through Recent History
As the 2020 election approached, Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District seemed to be on the verge of a transformation. After all, the area was getting more and more progressive while being represented by an extremely conservative Congressman. As a result, prognosticators pegged PA-10 as the most flippable House seat in the state. Despite all that, GOP incumbent Rep. … [Read more...] about PA-10: An In-Depth Look at How Republican Scott Perry Won Re-Election
2020 Presidential Results. Key: Navy – 65%+ Biden, Blue 60-64.9%, Royal Blue 55%-59.9%, Dodger Blue 50%-54.9%, Light Sky Blue <50%. Light Salmon <50% Trump, Coral 50%-54.9%, Orange Red 55%-59.9%, Red 60%-64.9%, Maroon 65%+. Ties are yellow. (All maps by Nick Field via Dave’s Redistricting) Joe Biden was succinct and to the point when describing his 2020 strategy to … [Read more...] about Rebuilding the Blue Wall: How Biden Flipped PA in 2020
Do presidential debates actually matter? Yes. Is the first debate typically the most important? Yes. That’s the simple conclusion one reaches when reviewing the history and impact of the first presidential debates in each election cycle. These events often have a lasting effect on how we view these candidates both in the moment and in hindsight. They also tend to … [Read more...] about The Histories and Legacies of the First Presidential Debates