Why the Georgia Runoff Matters (and Who Will Win It)

After some soccer to distract us from politics, today politics returns to center stage. Like some horror movie, the midterms are back from the dead for one last dramatic moment. (Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, District of Columbia Pictures presents... "Georgia Runoff III: Republicans' Revenge"!) Once again, a Georgia runoff… Continue reading Why the Georgia Runoff Matters (and Who Will Win It)

Historical Disputes Between Opponents in the 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16 (Part II)

Part I here One of the great things about sports is that it allows countries to compete against each other without resorting to annoying things like killing and maiming. (Well, usually.) The quadrennial World Cup is the highest profile example of the soccer pitch becoming a proxy battlefield to help exercise old demons. Today, the 2022 World… Continue reading Historical Disputes Between Opponents in the 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16 (Part II)

Historical Disputes Between Opponents in the 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16 (Part I)

(Author's note: today is PPFA's 500th post! Thanks for reading a few along the way. Among them was a World Cup "Round of 16" post four years ago. Here's another.) One of the great things about sports is that it allows countries to compete against each other without resorting to annoying things like killing and… Continue reading Historical Disputes Between Opponents in the 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16 (Part I)

Democrats 2024: An Unranked Top Ten

That's right. The Microsoft Paint artwork is back, baby! Last post, I categorized a few dozen fringe contenders for the 2024 Democratic nomination, but I left you on a cliffhanger: the top ten. Below, I have that top ten. Please note that these are listed alphabetically. It's far too early for a ranking. 1. Joe… Continue reading Democrats 2024: An Unranked Top Ten

A Categorized, Non-Power Ranked List of Potential 2024 Democrats

After the midterm elections, I wasted no time pivoting to the 2024 presidential election, which is hopefully one of only a few things I have in common with Donald Trump. I first considered the looming Republican civil war between Trump and DeSantis, and then last week I evaluated potential 2024 campaigns from President Biden and… Continue reading A Categorized, Non-Power Ranked List of Potential 2024 Democrats

Democrats 2024: Biden? Harris? (None of the Above?)

Four years ago, when I first began writing about the potential Democratic field for 2020, I separated a bunch of candidates into tiers. In the top tier, I listed four candidates: One was Congressman Beto O'Rourke, whose gallant but failed run at Ted Cruz in Texas's 2018 Senate election earned him media adoration. PPFA liked… Continue reading Democrats 2024: Biden? Harris? (None of the Above?)

The 2022 Election is Over. The 2024 Election Now Begins. (Sorry.)

Are you ready for some presidential politics for America?? Because with Donald Trump's looming "very big announcement," it's getting to be that time! The 2022 Midterms took an extra week, but it looks like they're finally wrapping up; Democrats have kept the Senate, and Republicans still look like they'll take a narrow advantage in the… Continue reading The 2022 Election is Over. The 2024 Election Now Begins. (Sorry.)

Midterms 2022: The Day After

How much sleep did you get? I didn't get much. Sure, I turned the TV off before 11... but that phone was never too far or off for too long. Since my coffee hasn't counteracted this sleep loss, this post might be messy, but I'm rushing it out to you during study hall. Here are… Continue reading Midterms 2022: The Day After

Midterms 2022: Final Predictions

Happy Election Day, dear readers! No matter who you vote for, make sure you vote. A healthy democratic republic relies on input from the public. Plus, maybe more importantly, if you don't vote you don't get to complain for the next two years. I swear I will enforce this moratorium. This afternoon I'll be voting… Continue reading Midterms 2022: Final Predictions

The 2022 Midterms: Election Night Viewing Guide

We've almost made it. Tomorrow -- tomorrow -- is the 2022 Midterms. As I've done before the last three elections, I like to present you, the faithful reader, with a "viewing guide" for the evening. This viewing guide will tell you when each state's polls close -- and therefore when results will start coming in.… Continue reading The 2022 Midterms: Election Night Viewing Guide