Tag Archive: State of the Union

Obama’s Legacy: Selling Us on Fluff in the Face of Crisis

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On January 20, 2009 (the day Barack Obama was sworn into office) the country was in pretty rough shape. We were in the depths of the Great Recession. Millions of Americans were losing their jobs, companies were shutting down left and right, the stock market was tanking, 12.5% of Americans were living in poverty, and…

The Coarsening of America

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Ever since the Tucson shootings, we’ve heard about civility ad nauseum. Everyone has been calling for civility including the President at the memorial service in Tucson and during his State of the Union address. We heard a lot about civility after 9/11 as well.  People were kinder to each other – more polite, more courteous. …