Sunday Late Night: Why Are All SOTU Responses From The Right?

By: Sunday February 10, 2013 8:01 pm

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?)


Late Night FDL: Banksters, Billionaires, and Occupy, Oh My!

By: 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.

Dayen’s Roundup from January 24, 2012

By: 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.

The Party Line – January 28, 2011

By: 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.

Early Morning Swim: Frank Rich and Rachel Maddow Discuss Republican Response to SOTU

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 4:47 am

Meanwhile, I still can’t believe CNN covered the Bachmann train wreck.

Obama Cribs David Brooks and Thomas Friedman in State of the Union Speech

By: 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.

Obama Ignores Actual State of the Union, Makes Nice Speech

By: 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?

Early Morning Swim: SOTU Edition

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 4:48 am

What did you think of the speech? My reaction: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Liveblog: President Obama’s State of the Union

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Please take a look at my analysis of the full speech, which was released about an hour ago. Also, if you want to look at a scorecard from last year’s State of the Union, look at this HuffPo checklist from 2010.

Let the liveblog begin.

State of the Union Full Text Released

By: 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?

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