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State of Union

Can President Obama Make Equal Access Headway?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The bottom line here: What needs to change so that we ensure all children have access to a quality K-12 education?

Obama's State of the Union: Give America a Raise

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The president went through a long laundry list of proposals and actions, intent on demonstrating that this could be a "year of action," with or without the Congress. But the most telling parts of the speech were not the proposals but the framing.

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.

'Our Sputnik Moment': Obama Sells Education Reform As A No-Brainer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In his State of the Union address, President Obama padded his call for education reform at this critical juncture by imploring Americans to think back...

FDR: The Second Bill of Rights

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The shared miseries of the Great Depression and the shared sacrifices of the Great War led many Americans to embrace the idea that basic economic rights are essential to freedom. This should now be revisited.

Meeting America's Challenges

Rick Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Sloan

If President Obama leads with an intensity, imagination and integrity imbued with his own ideals, America will follow. And so will a recalcitrant and semi-Republican Congress.

Immigration Reform is Necessary for America's Economic Recovery

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical for America's long term economic success and is one of the few political initiatives that could receive genuine bipartisan support in the current Congress.

The State of the Union Is... It Depends on How You See It

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Obama's speech was either a thing of beauty or a masterful performance by a master chameleon who restored the ability of Americans to see in him whatever and whoever they hope he is.

Progressive Government: The New Center

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The man can give a speech. Confident, relaxed, bold, serious, President Obama made his case to the American people with boffo reviews from all who saw it no matter what their party allegiance.

Bush's Final State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Andrea Batista Schlesinger: The More Americans Demand Change, The More The State Of The Union Address Stays The Same Read The Speeches: Read the text...