Back-to-back “sweeping days”. I think it’s the first time I have ever done that. Judging by the way American politics is going of late I doubt it will be the last time.
Today’s version of progressive sweeping will be a bit more opinionated and snarkier than usual. It should be more entertaining in addition to being informative.
Four numbers. At first glance today’s title doesn’t make much sense (unless you are a very lucky political nerd who guessed it) but I promise it will by the end of this article.
This article is being written late Friday afternoon. The time is important because this is somewhat of a dynamic situation some facts of which may be clearer and/or more complete by publishing time let alone by the time you get around to reading this. My usual practice is to make the subject of Sunday’s article the biggest political story of the week just ended. Judging by the “ink” expended there is no doubt that what the right wing is calling the raid on Mar-a-Lago was the biggest story.
By this weekend I expect the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have passed the House and been signed into law. On right wing media a plethora of disinformation will be disseminated telling us that the sky is falling because the Democrats spent too much money. In mainstream and left leaning media the message will be that the legislation will solve many of our problems. As usual, one portrayal will be much, much closer to reality. Today I want to bring light to a somewhat lost “battle within the battle”.