Steven Greenhut on the Political Cowardice of Barack Obama


President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night was the latest reminder that the state of political discourse in America is shockingly low, writes Steven Greenhut. It was a vivid reminder of the shoddy thinking so common at the highest level of the federal and state governments and why we are—in the more precise, but less lofty words of a former president—in deep doo doo.