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What will 2023 bring? We likely have no idea



If 2022 taught us anything, it is that we didn’t have a clue. Just when we thought we knew what was coming next, it turns out we were way off. Many people thought that Russia would not actually invade Ukraine. Just two months into the year, that prediction was proven wrong as the brutal war continued throughout 2022. Military experts suggested Russia’s war would be quick and convincing, but the Ukranian resistance continues to inspire. Many predicted the United States Supreme Court would not actually overturn Roe v Wade. The writing was on the wall with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the 6-3 conservative majority. With rampant inflation and a general malaise as we approached the midterm elections, many experts predicted a red wave come election day. Some predicted it would be more of a tsunami than a wave. That didn’t happen, as democrats lost just nine seats in the House and slightly expanded their control of the Senate. There were many reasons throughout 2022 to think the walls would close in on Donald Trump. After the raid on Mar-a-Lago and the conclusion of the Jan. 6 committee’s work, many experts predicted the former President would be indicted in 2022. He remains a free man, at least for now. And some though Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter would lead to a more successful company. That one wasn’t even close. As we begin 2023, we may think we know what will come next, but last year shows we probably don’t have a clue.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. nick

    January 2, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Jelly Joe Biden ignored the inflation warnings given and got a stimulus package passed that led to inflation. Jelly Joe and the entire west, once Ukraine proved up to the fight, should have provided a lot more faster. Jelly Joe has no border policy thus a disaster at the border; no end in sight and no Kamala Harris taking an interest.
    Jelly Joe has no energy policy.
    The red wave was blunted by over $50 million of Democratic Party money used to promote and help wacko Republicans to win their primary. I wonder how many Democrats crossed over where to vote for these candidates?
    Some of this was not unexpected especially if the media would stop protecting Jelly Joe and the Democrats

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