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The Latest on the 2022 Midterms, Trump’s big announcement, and an update on the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Our experts discuss recent developments and what we can expect in the future.



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A lot of action has been seen recently in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Russia recently retreated from Kherson but also launched a missile strike against Kyiv. Ukraine fought back and was able to shoot down many of those missiles. Additionally, two stray missiles, the origins of which have still yet to be determined, hit, and killed two civilians in Poland. We talk with a professor of political science who shares his views on these developments.

We also talk with political experts on the results of last week's 2022 Midterm elections on the national, state and local level. They also discuss the number of election issues reported in Harris county.

Our experts also weigh in on Donald Trump's announcement that he will run in the 2024 Presidential race and how successful he will be despite the myriad of controversies that surround him.



Dr. Richard Stoll

  • Rice Faculty Scholar, Baker Institute for Public Policy
  • Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science, Rice University

Bill King

  • Co-Chair, Forward Party of Texas
  • Contributor, Real Clear Politics
  • Former columnist and editorial board member, Houston Chronicle.

Elizabeth Simas

  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

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