The Roaring 2020s

David Beard
Talking politics, current events, and entertainment as we traverse the 2020s
Created 29 Nov 2020
  • Czech voters oust billionaire populist Prime Minister
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Politics at home: Redistricting Check-in About half of states have started their redistricting process so far, but only a few have finished. For those states, let’s take a look at what’s changed with ...
  • Center-left likely to replace Merkel as German coalition negotiations begin
    01 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Likely next German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Attribution: Inga Kjer) The German election to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel largely followed the pre-election polling, putting the center-left Social Dem...
  • Canadian voters stick to the status quo
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Canada: Snap election leads to same results as 2019 Wikipedia map based on CBC unofficial live election results Canadians went back to the polls two years after delivering the center-left Liberal Part...
  • Canada election preview: Trudeau looks to hold off Conservatives
    17 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Can Pac Swire licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Due to the big back-to-back elections in Canada and Germany, the next few weeks will be all international elections! I’ll return to my regular format...
  • Progressives poised to win in California and Norway
    10 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Politics at home: Newsom poised for comfortable victory in California recall A little over a month ago, SurveyUSA released a poll showing California Governor Gavin Newsom losing the upcoming September...
  • The imminent end of Roe v. Wade
    03 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Pro-abortion demonstrators in downtown Chicago on July 9, 2018. (Charles Edward Miller / Wikimedia Commons) Politics at home: The end of Roe v. Wade I was going to write about the attempted recall of ...
  • The race for Merkel's successor heats up
    27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Politics at home: Redistricting gears up With the release of key census data on August 12, the 45 states with more than one congressional district can begin to draw districts that will be used startin...
  • The Roaring 2020s returns
    20 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Welcome to the revamped Roaring 2020s newsletter! Apologies for the summer hiatus, but we’re back and moving forward with a slightly different setup. Each week the newsletter will cover a domestic pol...
  • What's wrong with the Labour Party?
    11 May 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    The Labour Party in England had another bad night last week as they lost ground in local elections that took place across much of the country.1 Like U.S. midterms, the party out of power usually gains...
  • The reapportionment rundown
    28 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Courtesy Stephen Wolf, Daily Kos Elections It’s that magical week that comes around just once a decade. On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the breakdown of how Congressional seats will be dist...
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