The Hindu Editorial Analysis : 16th November 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis:

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We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

A mixed bag

  • From high inflation to America’s support for Ukraine against the Russian invasion,a host of domestic and foreign policy issues hai dominated this month’s U.S. midterm elections which were largely seen as a referendum on the Biden administration.
  • When most of the results were out, the democrats avoided a humiliating defeat.
  • There was no red wave for the republicans.
  • The democrats have already retained their control on the senate, while the fate of Georgia would be decided in a run-off .
  • The republicans, however, are inching closer to a house majority.
  • The best result could complicate President Joe Biden’s governance agenda.
  • The republicans with the house under their control, can influence the January6 riots probe, stall the administration America’s support to Ukraine.
  • Still for Mr. Biden, whose approval ratings have been poor, his party’s performance, the best for a ruling party in midterms since 2002, is a morale booster, strengthening his hand and coming in handy if he decides to run for re-election in 2024.
  • There are many other takeaways. While pre-poll surveys suggested that inflation topped voter’s concern, abortion rights came second.
  • While the republicans tried to cash in on voter resentment over high inflation, many of their candidate’s anti-abortion positions did not help in the polls.
  • Second, the result shows that Donald Trump is not as powerful as he appeared to be.
  • During the republicans primaries, the former U.S President’s endorsement mattered a lot.
  • But it does not carry the same weight in the general elections.
  • Several of the candidates he endorsed were defeated, while at least two republican winners were unwelcome to him- Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp and Florida governor Ron desantis.
  • Many see Desantis as a more ideologically disciplined right winger than Mr.Trump .
  • The mid term has set the stage for 2024. The democrats have lost ground but still stay strong.
  • The republicans are set to take the house but are internally divided and right wing extremism is not winning the party votes.
  • How the parties address these challenges will determine their fate in 2024.

Practice Questions:

  • How are the republicans set to take the house?
  • For what reasons a host of domestic and foreign policy issues has dominated in the US?
  • How will the parties address these challenges in 2024?

Important Vocabs:

  • Extremism- tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, especially in political matters.
  • Endorse- to say publicly that you give official support
  • Inflation- a general rise in prices
  • Referendum- a public voting
  • Probe- a blunt ended surgical instrument

 

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