There are hundreds of programs in existence that directly or indirectly provide billions of dollars of taxpayer money to corporations. Tonight the president should say he is getting tough on welfare -- corporate welfare.
Even as our nation's first black president prepares to give his State of the Union Address, there is still significant work to be done on several fronts to achieve the equality that our founders envisioned.
I firmly believe that at some point during his second administration President Obama is going to address the issue of mass incarceration in America. What I fear is that he is going to wait so long, and ultimately do so with such caution, as to minimize his potential impact.
We're all stakeholders in President Obama's vision for our future. So, in our latest "Group Think", we asked a diverse group of writers, activists and academics to write their own hoped-for parts of President Obama's speech.