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USA: Can Democrats Beat The Odds In 2022? – Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post

 OPINION: By Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post

Would you put big money on Democrats winning big in 2022? Recently, a wealthy progressive donor stated on a Listserv for political junkies that he expected Democrats to sweep the House and Senate by large margins. Conventional wisdom, of course, holds that Democrats are likely to lose control of the House and quite possibly the Senate, putting an abrupt end to the progressive reforms that President Biden is advancing. Can Democrats beat the odds next year?       Continue reading

OPINION: Don’t Take the Narrow View of What’s Happening in Gaza

—  Wars and Skirmishes Don’t Occur in A Vacuum.

Shadi Hamid | The Atlantic 

As always in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two narratives are vying for primacy. In one, Israel is simply defending itself against a fresh attack. In the other, Israel’s bombardment of Gaza is the latest example of a desire to punish and humiliate Palestinians.

These two narratives are not reconcilable, which makes reasoned discussion an exercise in futility. But any sophisticated argument must contend with the long, winding lead-up to the current crisis. Why is war in Gaza returning now, and why does it always seem to return, with stubborn, periodic insistence?          Continue reading

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