Much of the president's speech was about the forces of abject bigotry on the current political stage and how we can't underestimate them. Kim Davis's presence in the chamber served to underscore his warning.
Over the past seven years, many have bashed this President for not being strong enough, for not exercising enough force, and for not bringing our economy back. Last night the President graciously answered all the critics.
In his State of the Union, President Obama called for "reducing the influence of money in our politics." Fantastic. He has heard the growing cry of the 85 percent of us who want big changes (with almost half of us wanting a complete rebuild!) in how America funds elections.
Increasingly I wonder if the fact-free, amoral and well-armed right-wing base is actually accountable to anything. And whether and how it can be effectively opposed and contained.
The President has been a steadfast supporter of the middle class and is expected to speak from the heart tonight to Americans who are still struggling economically. Here are the top three bullet points I'm hoping to see tonight on the President's teleprompter.
I was moved to see Cynthia Dias, a formerly homeless veteran from Las Vegas, sitting in First Lady Michelle Obama visitors' box during tonight's State of the Union Address.
Like many, I am eagerly awaiting to hear President Obama's final State of the Union address. Also like many in the business/organizational field, I think it is often helpful to start with the end in mind. To do that, I've imagined myself as two avatars and what each hopes to have heard by the end of his speech.
While only 1 in 5 Americans claim to trust the government to do what is right, the majority of the people are not quite ready to ditch the American experiment in liberty. Or at least they're not quite ready to ditch the government with which they have been saddled.
Governor Nikki Haley's success in South Carolina, along with the state's highly popular junior U.S. Senator, Tim Scott, provides a unique opportunity to study the real-time appeal of minority Republican candidates.
President Obama is showing the country where many of our problems are with gun regulation and he has taken steps to educate the American people. President Obama and the Democratic candidates are on the right side of history.
President Obama's final State of the Union address serves both as a marker for his last year in office and as a reference point (and foil) for candidates on both sides of the 2016 presidential race.
Tonight, Barack Obama, our Commander in Chief, will address the nation during his last State of the Union Address. There is a lot of curiosity as to what Obama will highlight from his time as President, and what he will discuss as he prepares to leave office this year.
President Obama's announcement of a cancer "Moonshot" - with Vice President Joe Biden at the controls - is sending positive shockwaves through the cancer community today. It is the right initiative, at the right time, with the right leader.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the nation's leading Latino advocacy organizations, shared its priorities for the president's final State of the Union. Here's the top nine list of things what we want to hear the president addres
Now, as the President gives his final State of the Union and prepares for his last year in office, the question remains: which path will he take? Will he continue to act in the way he did on Keystone XL, standing up to Big Oil and turning down projects that endanger the climate and our communities? Or will the President backslide to the Obama we saw in Cushing and continue to promote fossil fuel development, leaving a legacy full of contradictions and half-measures?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be sitting in the House gallery as an honored guest at the State of the Union (SOTU) address tonight. By all rights, he be should sitting before a Congressional committee instead, answering for his company's blatant tax avoidance.