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  • 3 years ago

“For obvious reasons, there was a lot of bragging in that speech and there was a lot of emphasis on the good economic news,” says Ryan Lizza about the State of the Union. Lizza joins fellow staff writer Hendrik Hertzberg and host Dorothy Wickenden on this week’s Political Scene podcast to talk about President Obama’s speech and how it might shape political debate during his last two years in office. They discuss what the President can accomplish without the support of Congress, the growing bipartisan agreement that income inequality is a major problem, and the likelihood that a failure to act on climate change will detract from Obama’s legacy. “Ten years from now, fifteen years from now, he may be seen as the guy who had the big chance to do something about the catastrophes now engulfing the world and didn’t do enough,” says Hertzberg.

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