Apparently, the number of State of the Union responses has been stretched yet again, this year to three: not only will Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Tea Party darling of the Florida right, deliver his response in both Spanish and English. (Which counts as *two* responses, in my book, however you dress it up in the same GOP container. By the way, someone IS keeping track that he says the same thing in both speeches, right? DNC Oppo Research Dept? Hello?)
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday February 10, 2013 8:01 pm|
|By: dakine01 Thursday January 26, 2012 8:00 pm|
With all the hoopla surrounding Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the on-going Republican
Clown Car primaries and caucuses, you may have missed that the annual World Economic Forum meeting is going on right now in Davos, Switzerland.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:15 am|
News roundup from Tuesday night, January, 24, 2012. SOTU, more takes on Obama’s economic team and the stimulus memo, Romney’s taxes and Newt’s ego, Syria, Iran, the still unstaffed Medicare Payment advisory board, mortgage principal write downs, and much more.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday January 28, 2011 9:30 am|
This is the second edition of my little experiment; in case you missed last week’s introduction, The Party Line is my attempt to take the ideas and thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head all week, and use them to kick off a weekend’s worth of conversation.
|By: Blue Texan Thursday January 27, 2011 4:47 am|
Meanwhile, I still can’t believe CNN covered the Bachmann train wreck.
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday January 26, 2011 10:30 am|
If I were President Obama’s English professor, I would take points off for not footnoting his sources.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday January 26, 2011 6:01 am|
But after listening to and reading his speech, I’m struck by how disconnected that speech is from the harsh realities facing the country. To be sure, the President notes that in some areas, America is falling behind China or India and is ranked 9th, or umpteenth, or something other than “we’re number one!” So what? Is that really the problem we should worry about?
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday January 26, 2011 4:48 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:06 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 25, 2011 5:45 pm|
Much of tonight is about a plan to “win the future” – ironically the buzzword that Newt Gingrich frequently has used in the title of a book. This is a relentlessly optimistic, even jingoistic, speech about how America can stay on top in the future. He will say that “the world has changed” and He highlights “five pillars” for the future that are critical, in Obama’s view, to the economy. These are innovation, education, infrastructure, budget deficit, government reform. All of this is part of the “Sputnik moment” to react to competition from overseas and make America a leader again. I join this call for a Sputnik moment by endorsing better data collection of radio-signal distribution in the ionosphere. What, have we all forgotten the real meaning of Sputnik?