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2011 Sotu

Amy Lee

Cleantech Industry Skeptical Of Obama's Goals | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite the President's strong affirmation of his clean energy goals during Tuesday's State of the Union Address, the clean energy industry has been r...

The President Ignored the Elephant in the Room

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president's failure to address the decoupling of American corporate profits from American jobs makes reviving the nation's "competitiveness" seem somewhat beside the point but also cedes to Republicans the dominant narrative.

Where Are the Values? A Tale of Two Obamas

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

A great strength of the Republican message is that it is consistent; they stick to the same vision no matter what through all the ebbs and flows of time and events. We need Democrats, led by President Obama, to do the same.

Christine O'Donnell Bashes Obama's 'Hypocritical' State Of The Union Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former GOP Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell announced Wednesday that she was unimpressed with President Obama's State of the Union addres...

GOP Congressman To Obama During SOTU Address: 'You Believe In Socialism'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While no Joe Wilson-like interruption came from the joint session of Congress that sat before President Barack Obama during his State of the Union add...

A Strong State of the Union Address for a Union in a Different State

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The president in his State of the Union address set up a debate on investment which progressives will be happy to join. But the limits of this debate are too narrow, the reforms too limited.

State of the Union: Did Obama Win His Future?

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

President Obama's speech will poll well; but the failure to tackle the big problems and issues with specific creative ideas means the president and the White House have a lot of work to do.

Gun Violence Destroyed Christina's Dreams

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

How can President Obama tell us in his State of the Union that "the dreams of a little girl in Tucson... deserve the chance to be fulfilled," without talking about the gun violence that destroyed those dreams?

SOTU Quotables: The Best Lines From The Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama stood before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night and delivered his second State of the Union address. Below is a sampling...

Obama's SOTU: Putting the Jam on the Lower Shelf So the Little People Can Reach It

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

Critics will no doubt complain that the president's speech was a laundry list. But when you're feeling naked, clean laundry is a pretty useful thing.

Arthur Delaney

What Obama Doesn't Mention | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Stein contributed reporting. In Tuesday evening's State of the Union address, President Obama is emphasizing several high-profile economic themes...

State Of The Union -- Infrastructure And Jobs: Two Problems, One Solution

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The way to get out of the debt is to invest in the human capital of the American people and grow out of the debt. The president took us in the right direction tonight, and should be thanked and congratulated.

Arthur Delaney

White House Backs Down On Social Security Cuts | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of behind-the-scenes scrimmaging, President Barack Obama has decided not to endorse cutting Social Security or raising the retirement age...