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The State of the Union 2015 – Theater, Traditions, Politics

More than just an annual address to Congress, the State of the Union is essential to framing the political debate.

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A Familiar Plan of Action

By a president’s fifth State of the Union address, perhaps it’s only natural to feel a sense of déjà vu. How many times now have we heard President Obama declare in major speeches—as he did last night—that the science is settled and climate change is a fact?   Still, for those who recognize it as an existential threat to human civilization, …

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