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A Colorblind State of the Union

A Colorblind State of the Union

by Imara Jones on January 29 2014, 8:45AM

There was a fundamental element missing from the president’s diagnosis of inequality and his prescription for it: race.

Topics: Economic Justice

The Simple Truth: You Can't Have Growth and Austerity at Once

The Simple Truth: You Can’t Have Growth and Austerity at Once

by Imara Jones on February 13 2013, 10:17AM

We’re two weeks away from yet another crop of austerity measures that make the sorts of ideas laid out in President Obama’s State of the Union simply impossible.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown, State of the Union

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Will Join Michelle Obama At The State Of The Union

Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Will Join Michelle Obama At The State Of The Union

by Jorge Rivas on February 12 2013, 11:06AM

The parents of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendelton will attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of first lady Michelle Obama, according to local news reports. “It’s bittersweet,” Cleopatra Cowley told NBC News after she and her…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The State of Obama's Presidency

The State of Obama’s Presidency

by Imara Jones on February 8 2013, 8:57AM

In his annual address to Congress on Tuesday, the president will consider the state of our union. His first assessment must be of himself and his relationship to House Republicans.

Topics: Economic Justice, Politics, State of the Union

Rubio to Deliver 'Estado de la Unión' Rebuttal in English and Spanish

Rubio to Deliver ‘Estado de la Unión’ Rebuttal in English and Spanish

by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2013, 11:02AM

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s State of the Union address. Rubio, who is Cuban-American, will…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Problem With American Exceptionalism

The Problem With American Exceptionalism

by Kai Wright on January 28 2011, 10:13AM

Maya Wiley on GRITtv explains why triumphalism hurts us more than it helps.

Topics: Kai Wright

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To “Win the Future,” Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2011, 12:22PM

Education reformers argue the task is far larger than the president acknowledges.

Topics: Schools & Youth, State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN'T Say in the State of the Union

Stuff the President DIDN’T Say in the State of the Union

by Kai Wright on January 26 2011, 4:09PM

There are many tough choices coming up, and consumer protection may be the biggest.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

Compare Obama's SOTU with Past Presidents', in Tag Clouds Infographic

Compare Obama’s SOTU with Past Presidents’, in Tag Clouds

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2011, 3:00PM

Wonder how last night measured up? Take a look.

Topics: State of the Union

Courts May Decide Who Has Obama's Tech 'Sputnik Moment'

Courts May Decide Who Has Obama’s Tech ‘Sputnik Moment’

by Jamilah King on January 26 2011, 12:45PM

Actions, not ideas, are really what’s driving today’s fight over broadband access.

Topics: State of the Union, Technology

Obama's State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

Obama’s State of the Union Sets Up Deficit Debate, then Cheerleads

by Kai Wright on January 25 2011, 9:11PM

Recap the State of the Union with Colorlines.com editor Kai Wright’s live blog of the speech.

Topics: Kai Wright, State of the Union

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

The State of Our Union Is Weak, But the 2012 Campaign Begins Now

by Kai Wright on January 24 2011, 10:36AM

But do we have two years to wait for real jobs investments while elections unfold?

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, State of the Union

State of Whose Union?: Obama and Race at One Year [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2010, 2:21AM

“I never suggested that change would be easy, or that I can do it alone. ” President Barack Obama almost gave us a call to action tonight. Commentators Chris Rabb and Lola Adesioye sat down with ColorLines’s Tammy Johnson following…

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