In anticipation of President Obama’s final SOTU tomorrow, NPR shares an interesting look back through American history, revealing that President Obama will be the 5th president to present a SOTU to a joint member of congress in his 8th year. 5th seems low you say? That’s what I thought too… take a listen or read along and see which other presidents enjoyed this special privilege.
This is a highly compelling book that I would recommend to anyone, those interested in politics and history or simply someone looking for a good read. The common knowledge that many if not most people hold about presidents are generally limited to the hits, the crises, the scandals and the triumphs. This book illustrates the multiple angles of the relationships strategic and otherwise of the presidents before, during, and post office. This exposé reveals an interesting mosaic of presidents in a light that humanizes them.
“Only the president himself can know what his real pressures and his real alternatives are.” – JFK
The Economist outlines two of the 2016 presidential contenders’ plans on fixing the “paying for college” problem.
“America’s presidential primary campaigns are proposing serious ideas for how to deal with real economic problems. High among them is how to fix the country’s broken system of university finance.”
We’re 15 minutes away from her official bid for president. Make sure you watch live if you can, or later today when you are available to do so. “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.” – Hillary Clinton