Odd predictions for 2018

  1. All four Boston teams make it to the finals and lose all four. ( over , or over , or over … unlikely get past , as long as it’s not .

2. Netanyahu leaves office in 2018, but Trump hangs on. I can accept that… as long as…

3. The Democrats take 52 seats in the Senate, and win a comfortable majority in the House. Beto O’Rourke knocks off Ted Cruz. Maybe Bredesen defeats the odious Blackburn in Tennessee, and Democrats sweep the red state incumbents plus Nevada and Arizona.

4. More indictments, more guilty pleas turning into more cooperating witnesses. I’m avoiding specifics.

Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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