A History of the State of the Union Address

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr The State of the Union address began with George Washington.  A quick look at his speech and you can see how history repeats itself. On January 8, 1790, Washington spoke before Senators andContinue reading “A History of the State of the Union Address”

Can Obama Pull a Reagan Out of the Hat?

By Doug Wead As President Barack Obama stands to deliver his Sate of the Union address he will be the most unpopular one year president since, well, since, Ronald Reagan.  That’s right.  Perhaps the greatest president of our lifetime was very unpopular after one year. In the midterm elections, the Reagan Revolution was spurned, theContinue reading “Can Obama Pull a Reagan Out of the Hat?”