Another Pyramid contributor challenged me to a simple contest: predict the outcome of today’s election and whoever is closest gets, you know, the honor of being closest. While he took … Continue Reading There’s a chance we look back on this and laugh, right?
Four years ago, my uncle sent a mass e-mail to me and a bunch of other relatives asking us to make election prediction maps and explain our reasoning, and that … Continue Reading Will the Switch to Voting by Mail be an Empowerment or an Obstacle?
Miles Taylor, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, was the author of “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” a 2018 New … Continue Reading It Isn’t Just Trump’s Behavior
Yesterday was a milestone in our long national nightmare: the last debate of the 2020 election cycle! Well, unless we really are in a time loop. As FiveThirtyEight points out, … Continue Reading Last, and Also Least
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way … Continue Reading Biden’s Big Health Agenda Won’t Be Easy to Achieve
Well, just as I suspected, there was no presidential debate this week. After Trump tested positive for COVID, Biden refused to participate in the next debate, which was to be … Continue Reading The Debates Are Better When They Aren’t Debates
Twice so far this election, conservative media outlets – chiefly Fox News and the New York Post – have tried to jolt the struggling Trump campaign with an October Surprise. … Continue Reading Brennan and Biden “scandals” show the gulf between conservative media and the world
From the staffs of KHN and PolitiFact October 8, 2020 The Trump administration’s pandemic response: decisive action that saved lives, or the greatest failure of any presidential administration? During Wednesday’s … Continue Reading In Debate, Pence and Harris Offer Conflicting Views of Nation’s Reality
Hello, dear readers of Pyramid. My post summarizing/reacting to/snarking about the first presidential debate was not originally written for this site — as you might have guessed from that introductory … Continue Reading Pence, Harris, and the night we’ll never get back
Explaining John McAfee to someone who doesn’t know anything about John McAfee is going to be very difficult because at a certain point you’ll be describing John McAfee and his … Continue Reading Rich man faces consequences
President Trump’s job approval rating hasn’t been particularly consistent since he took office except in one respect: he has never crossed 50%, never had a majority of Americans who approved … Continue Reading What’s with Americans who think Trump is doing a good job but don’t like Trump?
By Paul Wiele for Pyramid Welcome to my self-inflicted purgatory: the first 2020 general election debate! First off: as you know, I am not much of a Biden fan and … Continue Reading The first debate could have gone worse. Possibly. Somehow.
Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News and Margo Snipe, Tampa Bay Times CLEARWATER, Fla. — Betty Jones voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, but the lifelong Republican has her doubts … Continue Reading Trump-Biden Race Could Hinge on How Florida’s Pinellas County Swings
Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the U.S. has seen an effort by Russian-backed actors to interfere in the election but that … Continue Reading FBI Chief: Fear of rigged election in U.S. is “a perception, not a reality”
Welcome to our recurring series “Who The Fuck Are All These Fucks?” in which we profile, in brief, each of the 2020 candidates for president. This series is not meant … Continue Reading 2020 Candidates: Deval Patrick
On June 27, ten candidates debated in Miami, each hoping to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in July 2020. The night before, ten lesser-known candidates (with Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading Busing, Biden, and the Looming Question of Age