Reactions to the State of the Union address

Obama’s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

January 29, 2014

David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

Obama Misses Opportunity to Address Severity of America’s Poverty in SOTU

January 28, 2014

James Henry: Obama’s State of the Union address should’ve been used to convince the public of the shared interest in solving the problem of poverty

On Obama SOTU: Obama Placed Manufacturing at the Center

January 25, 2012

Heather Boushey: Obama pointed to the success of GM and put rebuilding US manufacturing as the highest priority

On Obama SOTU: New Financial Fraud Commision Could Actually Slow Down Investigations

January 25, 2012

Tom Ferguson: Financial Fraud Commission could be used to slow down investigations taking place at the State level

On Obama’s SOTU:GM is a Terrible Model for US Manufacturing

January 25, 2012

Frank Hammer: GM was rebuilt by lowering wages and banning the right to strike

On Obama SOTU: Obama More in Command, but Ignored Poverty

January 25, 2012

Dayvon Love: Obama more assertive but did not take up issue of urban poverty

President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012

President Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

On Obama SOTU: Obama Pledges to Maintain the Empire

January 24, 2012

Glen Ford: Obama defends Iraq war saying it made the US safer and more respected

On Obama SOTU: Obama Wages "Class War"

January 24, 2012

Rory Cooper of the Heritage Foundation: Obama rallies the 99% against the 1%

On Obama SOTU: An Indpendent Movement Must Push Obama Towards a Real Jobs Program

January 24, 2012

Roger Hickey: Speech took up issue of income inequality but jobs program proposed far from enough