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The General Assembly’s State of the Union series

Don't worry, we ain't talking politics here.
Building a bridge
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 06, 2012

Obama's Vision: ''An America Built to Last''

By any measure, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech would have been considered a political winner, but coming just one day after the Republicans' constipated Florida-primary debate, Obama scored an undeniable triumph.
Plus, Deval Patrick
By EDITORIAL  |  January 27, 2012

Obama’s State of the Union explained

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech left many commentators scratching their heads. In their view, Obama was admirably long on uplift but mysteriously short on specifics.  
A Massachusetts moment?
By EDITORIAL  |  January 28, 2011

Brown's Mark Blyth on austerity, virtue, and why the Democrats are like your mom

On the heels of this fall's Tea Party tempest, austerity is all the rage in Washington. Witness President Obama's call for a five-year freeze in domestic spending in his the State of the Union speech this week and the GOP's push, in response, for a far
Cutting back
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 28, 2011

CNN's State of the Union coverage gets boost from Central Square technology. Plus: Is Scott Brown the new Dick Cheney?

Biggest local State of the Union winners? Central Square tech firm CRIMSON HEXAGON, whose VOXTROT platform was used on CNN's big-screen to provide instantaneous audience-feedback...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 27, 2010

Snowe: A party of one

US Senator Olympia Snowe has maneuvered herself into a position where she is the only hope Democrats have of getting a "bipartisan" agreement on healthcare reform.
Party politics
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 18, 2009


Power struggle

If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007