Category Archives: Obama's State of the Union Address

Another Speech

Long ago, in a different America, Francis Fukuyama wrote about the end of history in a 1989 essay that turned into a book three years later – explaining the end of history as “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and … Continue reading

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Yawn

At least the Republicans are interesting – outrageous, but interesting. After the latest debate – where Newt Gingrich was oddly subdued and methodically torn apart by Mitt Romney’s surprisingly focused ridicule of him – he did fire back: Newt Gingrich … Continue reading

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When The Words That Everyone Is Using Stop Meaning What They Seem To Mean

It’s always best to wait until the dust settles. As common expressions go that’s a good one – far better than saying that’s no skin off my teeth. Foreigners learning English must puzzle over that one. Skin? Teeth? But colloquialisms … Continue reading

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The State of Something or Other

This is a place marker – or maybe what follows is all that needs to be said. An hour or two ago, or in a universe far away and long ago, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, … Continue reading

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The Report on the Report

Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution tells the president he has to do it: He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he … Continue reading

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