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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Words You Won't Find in the State of the Union

Last night, the president gave a State of the Union address that emphasized broad themes instead of specific policy proposals. In such a speech, of course, a chief executive cannot mention every single issue and problem.  Nevertheless, certain names and words were conspicuous by their absence:

Crimea
Israel
Libya
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Canada
Mexico
Transparency
Human rights
Disability
NATO
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marines
Drone
Chicago
Baltimore
San Bernardino
Homeland Security