State of the Union

The Political State of the Union Is Not Good
January 27, 2014

Obama and the Democrats are in deep trouble.

17 Charts About Economic Inequality Obama Should Read Before The State of The Union
January 27, 2014

Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

"Full Employment": The Two Words Obama Needs to Say Tonight
January 27, 2014

Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.

Obama Doesn't Always Say What He Means
January 27, 2014

Translations of the worst State of the Union clichés.

The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
January 26, 2014

When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.

Obama's Pivot to Europe
February 20, 2013

Forget China: A trade deal with Europe would be the real game-changer.

The Vague Promise of Obama's Ambitious Preschool Plan
February 15, 2013

His proposal raises legitimate questions, but studies show it stands a chance.

Good Speech, Bad Strategy
February 13, 2013

Obama's State of the Union doesn't bode well for the future of his coalition.

"I Did It in My Pants"
February 13, 2013

The Ted Nugent-State of the Union quiz.

The Complexities of Obama's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Plan
February 13, 2013

It won't be cheap, and it won't be approved overnight. But research suggests that it would pay off.