Fragmented political systems, extreme wealth gaps, economic uncertainty, instability, corruption, authoritarian tendencies, and personality parties centered around populist political dynasties – these are the unfortunate trademarks of Latin American democracy. These tendencies historically facilitated violence, single-party rule, and military juntas, which further normalized … [Read more...] about Ecuador, Peru, and Chile’s Struggles With Democracy
Scranton is central to Joe Biden’s political mythos. It’s the city he grew up in, and it was pivotal to his 2020 electoral strategy. Biden set out to regain enough support in Scranton, and areas like it, to rebuild the ‘blue wall’. At the same time, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright has been battling a rising Republican tide in this corner of the commonwealth. … [Read more...] about PA-8: An In-Depth Look At A Trump-Democratic House District
It’s ridiculous to talk about 2024 in March 2021. I’m going to do it anyway. This past weekend, the Conservative Political Action Convention represented the unofficial start of the 2024 Republican Presidential primary. The main event of the gathering was supposed to be Donald Trump’s first speech since leaving office, but their 2024 straw poll stole the thunder. The … [Read more...] about CPAC and the Dawn of the 2024 Republican Primary
I wanted to write something about the prospects of the Republican and Democratic Parties, at least in the immediate future, but on a national scale, I am throwing my hands in the air here. President Trump lost re-election with the same electorate that delivered more state legislative seats and Congressional seats than the midterm. President Trump would lose the popular vote by … [Read more...] about Reading The Electoral Signs
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?