Carl P. Leubsdorf: Predictions for 2022 | Commentary


Each December, I speculate about what political headlines might emerge in the coming year. Last year, I correctly predicted the Dow would hit 35,000 and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy would be re-elected, but I missed almost everything else. Undeterred, I try again by looking at what might happen in 2022:

JANUARY – Congressional Republicans boycott anniversary observance of the Jan. 6 insurrection but 23 join protest outside. In Florida, former President Donald Trump reiterates unsupported claim he was fraudulently denied re-election, commends “peaceful patriots” who tried to prevent Joe Biden’s certification. In State of the Union speech, President Biden says agreement on revised Build Back Better bill is “within reach.” West Virginia Sen. Joe…

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