In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.
There’s a likely ending to all this military bluster and buildup, and it’s one that goes boom.
It was light on foreign policy specifics, but heavy on red meat for Trump’s racist supporters.
Health care costs are set to jump, and big employers are shedding jobs despite taking tax breaks.
The president’s “open hand” to Democrats is full of poison pills.
Backing down from nuclear war would make us a lot safer than piling more money into the Pentagon.
As Nevada short-circuits its solar boom, the White House gets more committed to renewable energy.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The president shifts focus to the next administration to solve inequality.
The rules are stacked against most of us.
Benjamin Netanyahu will lobby Congress from the same podium where President Obama gave the State of the Union at the invite of John Boehner. Phyllis Bennis and Michael Tomasky join MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss why.
Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
“It’s a rather shocking level of authorization to go to war anywhere in the world for as long as you want, against whoever you say, without any checks and balances,” she says.
Phyllis Bennis joins Ralph Nader and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston to discuss inequality in the State of the Union address on Democracy Now!.
Obama made some good points, some big omissions, and got some things just plain wrong.