I will be ranking all of the US presidents individually in my next series of blogs. I will conduct this chronologically.
An-all-too Early Look at the 2020 Democratic Candidates
Simulation of a possible 2020 pre-primary race for likely Democratic candidates.
Is Donald Trump the Worst President in US History?
I think it is fair to judge Donald Trump’s presidency now that Trump’s presidency has far exceeded the length of William Henry Harrison’s presidency, allowing some time for him to make an impact on our country.
Presidential Luck in Supreme Court Nominations
The following is quasi-scientific and quasi-arbitrary metric for judging historical presidential luck in Supreme Court nominations. I have created a system to attribute points or negative points to each justice nominated in US history. Just below, you will see my point system. Obviously, active and pending judges can still alter the cumulative points of the president who appointed them to the Supreme Court.
The Presidents that Did the Best for their Party in Congress
I’ve decided to write a blog about presidential administrations and their ability to help their party in both houses of Congress. In doing so, I looked at the numbers for each congressional session (a session lasts for two years).
How Marx Viewed America’s Civil War
The following blog is greatly adapted from “Karl Marx and the American Civil War” by Donny Schraffenberger. I found this article extremely interesting, but rather long for anyone not completely interested in Karl Marx. Therefore, I’m condensing the key points into a short blog.
Battleground States: A 21st Century Analysis
Here’s how the 2016 battleground states (I’ll use a loose interpretation of this) have voted since 2000. The numbers will be the % difference (rounding decimal up or down) between the Republicans and Democratic parties only. On virtual ties, I will put the winner’s name first.:
Every State’s Favorite Hometown Presidential Candidate
It is interesting that Obama, Ford and Eisenhower are the only presidents to be the most popular home-state presidents of two states. Other surprising facts include:
The Tribal Tradition of the Republican Party
The purpose of this blog is to look at the Republican Party’s traditionally fragmented party, which Nick Silver has described as “tribal.” I think this is an accurate description. Below I detail the more tense elections, and by doing so, perhaps we can consider together if the 2016 Republican Party is any worse off than it has been before.
Pollster Presidential Ranking
In this presidential ranking poll, I presented to pollsters 10 major policy decisions by each US president. Pollsters then voted on whether or not they would have supported the policy under that president. Secondly, they were asked what their general view of the given presidency was, from a range of “Very Favorable” to “Very Unfavorable.”
How Lee Harvey Oswald is a Closer Cousin to Teddy Roosevelt than FDR
JFK’s presumed killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, is actually more closely related to TR than cousin FDR is to the older president.
Top 20 Most Powerful Politicians Who Were Never President
Below is a list of 20 influential Americans that were never elected president. I’ve made the decision by looking at American figures that were considered for the presidency. Some on this list opted against running for president.