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2011 State of the Union

Harvard Students Promote Science Education in New Book

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James M. Gentile

Five current or recent Harvard undergraduates hope to inspire high school students to become involved in science with a new book titled Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Research.

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.

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...

What Is President Obama's Sputnik Moment and What Is His Apollo Response?

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William K. Black

Obama declared that "this is our generation's Sputnik moment." But because he cannot tell us what "this" is, it's tough to use the metaphor to convince the nation that we should pay for the modern equivalent of a space race to address it.

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.

HuffPost Comedy's 2011 State Of The Union Drinking Game!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

President Obama's 2011 State Of The Union address is just a few hours away, so if you're going to watch, why not make things interesting? We've alread...

Obama To Call For Budget Freeze

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama will call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending during his ...

Elise Foley

GOP Rep Frets On Twitter Over State Of The Union Seat Date | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was feeling a tad unpopular on his plane ride from Utah to Washington on Monday. With just a day until Obam...

Howard Fineman

Sputnik II And The State Of The Union | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address to Congress next Tuesday, his aides are looking toward a different Democratic president as a political template: John F. Kennedy.