These are quite often wrong.

  • [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house' mcid='B000589' ] will be confirmed as Speaker of the House.
  • [mc_name name='Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='M000355' ] will be confirmed as Senate Majority Leader.
  • Neither [mc_name name='Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)' chamber='senate' mcid='R000146' ] nor [mc_name name='Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)' chamber='house' mcid='P000197' ] will announce their retirements in 2015.
  • A Republican will win the special election for NY-11.
  • The Supreme Court will, in a 5-4 decision, rule that Obamacare only authorizes subsidies to individuals who have signed up via a state exchange, not the federal one.
  • The next month after that will host one of the most intense domestic political debates in American history.
  • The Supreme Court will, also in a 5-4 split, rule that the US Constitution neither permits nor bans same-sex marriage. It will resolutely ignore the FF&C Clause, except in the dissents.
  • At least three Senators will announce this year, surprisingly, that they will not be seeking re-election.
  • [mc_name name='Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)' chamber='senate' mcid='V000127' ] will win the governorship of Louisiana.  His running mate will be Elbert Guillory, who will also win.
  • Good 2015 movies:  Age of Ultron, Star Wars Episode VII, Inside Out.
  • Bad 2015 movies: Jurassic  World, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fantastic Four, Jupiter Ascending.
  • 2015 movies that will defy analysis: Terminator: Genisys, Ant-Man.
  • Lastly: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series.  I figure that the payoff from being right on this would easily make up for any sting from being wrong.

I think that should cover it.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Wait, one more: hoverboards!