State of the Union
President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, but will he match words with action?
He offered lukewarm liberalism at home coupled with Bush-league justifications for lawlessness and hypocrisy abroad.
The best part of the State of the Union was when President Obama took it to the Republicans.
Did you catch his gratuitous swipe at universal single-payer health care?
He proposed a lot of Republican ideas, and he wrapped a lot of them in Republican rhetoric.
On Middle East democracy, free trade, and Afghanistan-Pakistan, Obama resorted to spin.
Like his speech after the shootings in Tucson, Obama's State of the Union Address struck a note of mature, calming leadership. But it was not nearly as good.
"In 1995 Bill Clinton took a stand in support of the Brady Bill--despite the political liabilities. Will Obama be as bold?"
Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine. To subscribe for just $14.97 a year, just click here.
"Change has not come fast enough," President Obama acknowledged in his State of the Union address--especially for Americans who are losing their jobs and struggling through the long recession.