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Obama Sotu 2011

Export Promotion Is Not the Same as Building Markets Abroad

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

It sounds like there may be confusion in the Obama administration over a basic, yet fundamental issue -- understanding the difference between export promotion and development mandates.

Obama Is Whistling Past Coal's Graveyard

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate hawks and world leaders should stick to the truth, knowing it will pay dividends in street cred down the road as human-caused climate change is inexorably, irrefutably and tragically vindicated.

Winning the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

Clean technology is not like computer technology where we initially led and then other countries worked their way up the value chain. In the case of clean technology, we are starting out behind.

When "Socialism" Meant Something

Jonathan Rabb | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Rabb

That socialism's ideals are alive and well in the US today -- on both the left and the right -- makes it so amazing that they should continue to be so badly misrepresented.

Jason Linkins

SOTU Bores, Bachmann Riles, And For Some Reason, Christine O'Donnell Was Booked On Good Morning America: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, your cable teevee people stepped up to the microphone and offered h...

"We Do Big Things"

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rev. Al Sharpton

"We do big things" was a call to action for renewed innovation and creativity that defined much of our progress in years past. These words were also a resounding call to appreciate and honor the American spirit.

Ryan Grim

Congress Members Tangle Over Saved SOTU Seats | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cross-party-dating tradition that began tonight did not go off as smoothly as it appeared from the television screens. Much like in the legislat...

Howard Fineman

Love Train In The House! | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama is a boxing fan. So he knows that he did a clinch Tuesday night. How did the president do this? Well, he capitalized on the obvious opportunity in the aftermath of Tucson to call for peace. He honored the rise of a Republican-led House by delivering the most pro-business speech a Democrat has given, since, well, that a Democrat has given. If the measure of success is the number of times he forced Speaker of the House Boehner to clap, the speech was a raging winner.

Zero Hour for Social Security

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

To have Republicans demand cuts in Social Security at a time when they are also demanding tax cuts for the rich is a cue for Democrats to make clear which side the GOP is on.