Listening for incongruous applause, usually the product of partisan counterclapping, is one way I stay awake during State of the Union speeches. My favorite example this year: When Bush mentioned the failure of his Social Security plan, Democrats stood and applauded the president's defeat. Republicans retaliated by applauding enthusiastically when Bush added, "The rising cost of entitlements is a problem that is not going away." Yay! We're screwed!
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
The mom got the kid back, but not the car.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.