Nobody Wants to Be Mayor of This Town

The mayor is working extra hard to hand his seat over to someone else, and all of his opponents are going out of their way to make sure they don't get it.  Is this some sort of anti-campaign?  What is going on with these people?  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Never Mind the Fake News, France Has Fake Jobs

The fake jobs scandal keeps plaguing Fillon while the two leftist candidates are considering merging their campaigns placing Macron in an odd position of defending himself from both the left and right flanks of the French political spectrum.  Meanwhile, riots in the streets of Paris could only be helping Le Pen in her pursuit of the presidency.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Slowest Campaign

It was a really slow week on the mayoral campaign with Paul Massey being the only candidate working towards taking on Bill de Blasio who's had a bit of a rough stretch lately being attacked from both the left and the right.  One would think the other candidates would jump right in to bring some attention to their campaigns, but only Massey is seizing the opportunity.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Never Tax the Robots

As Fillon recovers from the fake jobs scandal, Macron and Le Pen duke it out for the top spot.  Le Pen seems to be the favorite, according to the always trustworthy polls LOL, to win the first round but Macron is expected to win the all important second round.  Meanwhile the Socialists' Hamon has faded into obscurity (maybe the robots he wanted to tax have kidnapped him), and Melenchon has decided to embrace technology and appear as a hologram throughout the French nation.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron topping the rankings. READ MORE

No More Groundhog Day

The only candidate making any news this week was Bill de Blasio, so one would think that he has this in the bag, unfortunately for him, he is his own worst opponent and the others may be wise to lay low and let him self-implode.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey barely holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Leaders of the Existentialists

The French are choosing a new president this year, and their race has become as wild, if not more so, than our recent presidential election.  Leave it to the French to always try and upstage us.  We had the Revolutionary War, they had to follow us 13 years later with whatever it was that the French Revolution was with its Reign of Terror, the guillotine, and the plague that torments the non-American world that is the metric system.  These French revolutionaries were so bold that they also developed a metric calendar, LOL.  Anyway, getting back to the present, their presidential candidates are so steeped in controversy that they'll make our elections look sane and reasonable.  Their two leading candidates are accused of corruption, another has his party refusing to support him, while a fourth looks forward to the leading candidates having a calamitous fall, and a fifth wants France not to be submissive as best we can tell as he founded a party that goes by the fetishistic name of "Unsubmissive France."  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron at the top spot. READ MORE

The Pigs at the Trough

With the presidential race over, we now turn to the New York City mayoral election where things are already starting to heat up.  The current mayor is being investigated by the Feds, has the district attorney looking into his affairs, and has suggested that drunk driving should not be considered a serious offense.  He's off to a winning start.  Meanwhile the race already includes a fight to save a pig and a candidate that is willing to support another candidate.  We introduce the candidates running for mayor and see how they stack up in this year's mayoral race.  All campaign finance information comes from the New York City Campaign Finance Board.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey at the top spot barely squeaking by Tony Avella. READ MORE

He Did It His Way

Donald Trump pulled it off.  You have to give him that.  Taking on the media, the political establishment, and the entire rulebook on how to campaign for president.  And now he sits in the White House.  This presidential campaign is very likely to be a memorable one and one that is cited by historians in the future.  With the election and the inauguration over, we close this round of the "United States Presidential Candidates Power Rankings" with Donald Trump at the top spot in the rankings.  This week's roundup below. READ MORE

You Are Fake News

This week, we got a taste of what the future president's interactions with the press will be like.  It looks like we will have a fun four years ahead of us.  Donald Trump will become president this Friday and his speech is bound to be a fascinating one.  Will his presidency redefine politics for a generation or will he fall in line with the current order?  We are just days away from finding out.  This week's installment of the "United States Presidential Candidates Power Rankings" sees Donald Trump holding on to the top spot.  This week's roundup below. READ MORE

The President and the Golden Globes

With just nine days left until the inauguration, the new Congress kicks off confirmation hearings on Trump's nominees.  Other than that, it was a pretty slow week.  This week's installment of the "United States Presidential Candidates Power Rankings" sees Donald Trump holding on to the top spot.  This week's roundup below. READ MORE

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