State of the Union

Obama's Housing Plan Ignores Why the Middle-Class Can't Afford Homes
January 26, 2015

If you can't afford a home, Obama's plan isn't for you. 

Mitch McConnell's "No Compromise" Strategy Is Finally Failing
January 20, 2015

And there's nothing Republicans can do about it.

How Obama Can Keep His Audience Awake Tonight: Go Negative
January 20, 2015

Dutch researchers reveal the key to gripping political speeches.

What Obama Should Say in His State of the Union But Probably Won't
January 19, 2015

Obama should take on the Supreme Court. Again. 

The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
January 29, 2014

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

Who You Calling a Lame Duck?
January 28, 2014

The prevailing consensus in Washington is that President Obama is done creating public policy. He may have the ambition to do more, the thinking goes, but he doesn’t have the political support.

The Boldest Part of Obama's Speech Was His Iran Veto Threat
January 28, 2014

The president stands strong against Senate pressure.

Mike Lee's Moment
January 28, 2014

After President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address, there is traditionally a response from the opposing party.