Credit: WhiteHouse.govCredit: WhiteHouse.govWhat will President Barack Obama say at the first State of the Union Address of his second term this evening? In all likelihood he will continue to outline the exact same political agenda he has been proposing since re-election. Those who ignore his address won’t miss out on much.

More interesting will be the real State of the Union that the president will choose to ignore. From the faulty logic behind the administration’s gun control efforts, to the deceptions behind pretend “spending cuts,” to claiming victory in Afghanistan as our deadly drone strikes alienate nation after nation, Reason 24/7 Associate Editor Scott Shackford looks at what the president would rather not talk about.