The end of December is traditionally a slow time in American political news. Not in 2022! Therefore, back-to-back catchup articles.
There were some godawful candidates in 2022. Most lost. Unfortunately, a few of them slipped through and were elected. This may not be the biggest political story of the week just ended – as my Sunday articles most often are about – but I’d like to talk about five very talented ladies who won and we should be grateful for their service.
Today’s article will primarily be a wrap up of the 2022 Governors’ races. Then just to prove (as if my regular readers needed proof) that my mind keeps going off into unusual political places I have a nerdy tidbit well worth reading about.
Next weekend is Labor Day weekend and the unofficial opening of the 2022 “regular season” for politics. A lot has changed on the political landscape since the last time I took a look at the prospects for the 2022 Senate races and I thought it merited another look.
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”.