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State of the Union Addresses

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Rebuttals: What's The Point? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

As we've previously discussed in this space, State of the Union addresses are mostly useless. The pageantry is nice, and the speech itself provides ad...

Jason Linkins

Real Talk: State Of The Union Addresses Don't Actually Accomplish Very Much | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Big presidential speeches do not help shape and shift opinion. The power of the bully pulpit is overrated. Presidents typically evince support for pol...

Eliot Nelson

State Of The Union Addresses Past: A Look Back At A History Of Forgotten Promises | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

(Jason Linkins contributed to this article. Video produced by Hunter Stuart.) Every year around this time, we make a huge deal about the president'...

WORD CLOUDS: How Did The State Of The Union Address Compare To Past Years?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, there's sure to be a lot of talk about the speech. But one thing is certainly inco...