Despite the technical glitches, White House staff answers some pretty good questions about everything from No Child Left Behind, Iran sanctions, felon voting rights, Afghanistan, carbon taxing, the bank bailouts and more.
Sarah Palin has achieved what Ralph Nader never could – she’s the leader of a populist revolution. Palin is successful because she appeals to the lowest common denominator and progressives, like Nader, appeal to high level intellect.
This is the complete text of President Obama’s State of the Union delivered on Jan. 27, 2010 and transcribed by the White House. The topics were health care, war, economy, bipartisanship, transparency, gays in the military and a bunch of other stuff. The complete text is presented here to maintain the public record and inform the country and world about what Obama said. I’ll leave the question of why he said these things to be decoded by other people much smarter than I.
When Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to office, they created a $4.3 billion Race to the Top fund. The idea was to use money to leverage change. The administration would put a pile of federal money on the table and award it to a few states that most aggressively embraced reform.