Welcome to the American Singularity!
Why the Singularity?
· The presidential nominating process is one in which everything, large and small, is sucked into its gravitational maw, allowing nothing to escape its grasp as events pass through the campaign cycle’s event horizon.
· There is no more singular political experience on the planet than electing the President of the United States.
· The United States is still the most free, most prosperous and brightest beacon of hope to billions around the world.
Every action and reaction feeds into this black hole of press coverage, donor reactions, voter sentiment and activist opinions. Nothing goes unnoticed and nothing is forgotten. Legions of reporters, bloggers, opposition researchers, trackers, social media monitoring services, vacuum up every last syllable.
Find all the weekly posts of the American Singularity below!
November 22nd, 2016: Heil in a Handbasket - The Alt-Right Has Arrived
Chapter 1: Spring Training
Chapter 2: The Clintons' Funhouse Mirror
Chapter 3: Hillary's Not Ready for Takeoff Moment(s)
Chapter 4: Ted Cruz Jumps in the Pool
Chapter 5: Case Study: Scott Walker
Chapter 6: Understand(ing) Rand Paul
Insert: Is Hillary Clinton A Reflection of America?
Chapter 7: Marco! Polo!
Chapter 8: Short Attention Span (Political Theater)
Chapter 9: Super PACs - Jurassic Park for Politics
Chapter 10: Populism's Gravitational Pull (or Bernie and Carly and Ben and Huck)
Chapter 11: Rand's Silicon Rally
Chapter 12: National (in)Security
Insert: What China's Lighthouse Strategy Means for 2016
Chapter 13: Off the Rails: Randy and the Huckster
Chapter 14: Jeb! 2016 - Nothing Like It In the World
Chapter 15: Mid-Term Reviews
Chapter 16: Donald Trump's Asymmetric Presidential Campaign
Insert: American Singularity Survey Results
Chapter 17: Hillary vs. The Future
Chapter 18: Trump Awakens the Establishment
Chapter 19: Cleveland Debate Pre-Game Analysis
Chapter 20: Cleveland Rocks
Chapter 21: The GOP's Voices of Tomorrow
Chapter 22: What Difference Does It Make?
Chapter 23: The Politics of A New Age
Chapter 24: Different ≠ Better. Or Does It?
Chapter 25: Is Donald Trump the GOP Uniter of 2016?
Insert: Reagan Library Debate Pre-Game Report
Chapter 26: Reagan Library Debate Round-Up
Chapter 27: Seven Things Scott Walker's Campaign Taught Us
Chapter 28: October
Chapter 29: The GOP: It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To
Insert: Democratic Debate Pre-Game Report
Chapter 30: Democratic Debate Re-Cap
Chapter 31: 2015's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Mixed Up, Very Bad Politics
Insert: Republican Debate Pre-Game Report
Chapter 32: Bombing in Boulder
Chapter 33: T-90 Days
Insert: Milwaukee GOP Debate Preview
Chapter 34: Brouhaha in Brew Town
Chapter 35: Paris and What Lay Beyond
Chapter 37: Infinite Jest(ers)
Chapter 38: Political Climate Change
Insert: Las Vegas GOP Bout Preview
Chapter 39: Leaving Las Vegas
The 2015 Reeding List
Chapter 42: Epiphany
Insert: GOP Palmetto State Debate (Preview)
Chapter 43: GOP Low Country Show Down
Chapter 44: Election 2016 as Inflection Point
Insert: Too Late for Autopsies, Rebranding & Soul Searching
Chapter 45: Closing Time in Iowa
Chapter 46: Iowa - The Land of Pork and Honey
Insert: Farewell, Rand Paul. And We Thank You...
Insert: The Democrats' Dynamic Duo
Insert: Fight Night in New Hampshire
Chapter 47: Outsiders In
Chapter 48: Shrimp & Grits
Chapter 49: Jeb Bush Exits the Stage
Chapter 50: Trump's Coming Up Aces
Insert: The Party that Mistook Its Voters for a Safety Net
Chapter 51: An Atlas with No Maps
Chapter 52: Rebels, Wolverines, Vandals & Rainbow Warriors
Chapter 53: The End of the Beginning
Chapter 54: Embrace the Suck
Chapter 55: Watch What Happens (Next)
Chapter 56: What Ifs
Chapter 57: (Dis)Establishment
Chapter 58: Delegates for Dummies
Insert: Uncharted Waters
Chapter 59: Campaign 2016's Final Five
Chapter 60: You Can Go Your Own Way
Chapter 61: You're Missing the Overall
Chapter 62: The Greens, New Democrats, Tories & the National Front
Insert: Time to Turn the Page
Chapter 63: Nowhere to Run to, No Place to Hide
Chapter 64: This Isn't My Country
Insert: The Scorpion and the Frog
Chapter 65: Moments
Chapter 66: 2016 As Referendum: But on What and About Who?
Chapter 68: The Right Angles of History
Chapter 69: Country Feedback
Insert: We Are the World
Chapter 70: Trump the Unready
RNC Day 1 Recap: You Can't Be Surprised
RNC Day 3 Recap: Oh! What A Night!
RNC Day 4 Recap: It Was A Dark and Stormy Night
Chapter 71: The Balloon is About to Pop (On the Two Party System)
Chapter 72: The Great Untethering
Chapter 73: (Peaceful?) Transitions of Power
Chapter 74: It's the End of the GOP as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
Chapter 75: Hillary's Landslide ≠ A Mandate
Chapter 76: The @GOP: Stuck in the Middle with Trump
Insert: America's Orange Devolution
Chapter 77: The GOP's Lost Boys
Chapter 90: Today's GOP - Burned Bridges & Broken Promises
Chapter 91: The End - The Last 36 Hours on a Presidential Campaign