Mark Z. Barabak is a political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on California and the West. A reporter for nearly 45 years, Barabak has covered campaigns and elections in 49 of the 50 states, including a dozen presidential campaigns and scores of mayoral, gubernatorial, congressional and U.S. Senate contests. He also reported from the White House and Capitol Hill during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.
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Estados Unidos ya ha pasado por tiempos difíciles. Pero eso es poco consuelo para los votantes preocupados por la inflación, la delincuencia y el derecho al aborto en estas elecciones de mitad de mandato.
America has been through hard times before. But that’s little solace for voters worried about inflation, crime and abortion rights in this midterm election.
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