Political predictions for 2022


Each December, I speculate about political headlines that might emerge in the following year. Last year, I correctly predicted the Dow would hit 35,000 and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy would be reelected, 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 January 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 President Joe Biden’s certification. In State of the Union speech, Biden says agreement on revised Build Back Better bill is “within reach.” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin declines comment. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner named new Israeli finance minister. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

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