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January 27, 2010

One liberal trope after the speech, voiced by Chrystia Freedland of the Financial Times on Charlie Rose, is that Obama is putting Republican politicians on...

The very early consensus in the mushy mainstream is that, yes, Obama did himself good tonight. (Not so in National Review's The Corner, whose writers...

John, you get no argument from me. I'm hard pressed to think of a better response to a SOTU. In part it is his tone...

There were a few in Obama's speech. First, he didn't mention the "peace process." Hooray! It is moribund and unproductive and he should give George...

I have to say, Jen, this is a pretty good debut on the national stage for Bob McDonnell, especially compared to the egg laid by...

The more I think of it, the more I think Obama made a disastrous mistake tonight by saying he wanted to forgive student college debt...

His delivery is fluid and he looks remarkably relaxed. No one much pays attention to these, especially after an ultra-long SOTU, and the responder looks puny...

David Brooks makes the point that much of the policy mentioned here—tax cuts, pay-as-you-go, nuclear power, offshore drilling—was far more moderate than his administration has...

If the purpose of the speech was to pivot to the center, then he did not accomplish his aim. His laundry list of goverment programs...

His concluding peroration was pretty dazzling: In the end, it is our ideals, our values, that built America – values that allowed us to forge a...

This is the sum total of what he has to say about the most acute existential threat to the West: "To reduce our stockpiles and launchers,...

Obama finally gets to the war for our civilization which we are fighting. "As we take the fight to al Qaeda, we are responsibly leaving...