Predictions For 2013
We just looked at last year's prediction, so now let's look ahead to 2013. Readers and other Guys, feel free to add your own predictions.
Chuck Hagel will not become Secretary of Defense.
Congress will pass no significant gun control legislation.
Congess will pass no significant immigration reform (though I'll decide what significant means).
There will be no new Supreme Court Justice chosen this year.
The Court will find against affirmative action proponents.
The Court will generally defer to Congress regarding FISA courts.
The Court will somehow punt on same-sex marriage.
The Court will nullify section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (and angry commentators will break the record for most mentions of Dred Scott).
Let me repeat two predictions made last year (though the longer they take, the weaker the predctions become):
Assad will fall.
Castro and Chavez won't both survive the year.
Angela Merkel will continue to hold Europe together.
Putin will remain, but his power will weaken. (How will we be able to tell that?)
Morsi will remain in power.
By the end of the year, unemployment will be below 7%.
The Dow will be over 13500 by the end of the year.
Alabama will handily defeat Notre Dame in the BCS National Championshp Game.
The Wolverines will defeat the Buckeyes (boldest prediction).
The Yankees will not make the World Series.
Community will be canceled.
Critics will give a big thumbs up to the final season of Breaking Bad.
Game Of Thrones will continue to gain fans and critical approval.
No major character will die on Mad Men.
The third season of Dowton Abbey will be considered superior to the second.
Trickier Oscars than usual. With so many potential nominees--Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Django Unchained, etc.--they'll split in odd ways and Argo will slide through as Best Picture. Daniel Day-Lewis will win his third Best Actor Oscar. Jennifer Lawrence will win the Best Actress Oscar (though I have yet to see Naomi Watts in The Impossible, and can't count her out). In the toughest category by far, Alan Arkin will win his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Helen Hunt will defeat Sally Field and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress. Regardless of who wins the acting awards, a majority of them will have already won an Oscar. Best Foreign Language film--Amour. Best editing--Argo.
Psy will not have another hit.