Friday, December 30, 2005

Predictions for 2006

Social Security reform remains dead, Bush turns towards tax reform, albeit much less ambitious than conservative supporters would like.

Sam Alito's nomination fight will focus almost exclusively on abortion-related jurisprudential issues as politicians mindlessly conform to the media rubric which fails to believe there are any judicial controversies of import beyond Roe v. Wade.

More al Qaeda leaders are killed or captured, but bin Laden himself will remain at-large the entire calendar year.

Republicans retain the House and Senate but lose seats in the former.

NBC will actually have a good fall season, but will still underperform CBS and NBC.

Out: complaints about porn DVDs playing in full view of other vehicles in traffic
In: complaints about people watching porn on video iPods on subways, buses, airlines, etc.