Friday, February 15, 2013

FEBRUARY 13, 2013

   Well, he gave the State of the Union speech.  Did you notice?  Did anyone? States of the Union are often like that. The phrases we remember…"The only thing we have to fear...;"  "Ask not what your country can do for you..." tend to come from Inaugurals, not States.

     Still, for what it's worth, Mr. Obama promised to concentrate on domestic issues.  A $9 minimum wage, in time, and other moves are meant to help the middle class.  Will they happen?  Well, most Americans are middle class and won't mind being helped, of course.  But the President faces a divided Congress--Republican House, Democratic Senate.  That could make his agenda harder to pass.

     And one other note--on the same Washington Post front page as the speech story is a headline : North Korea's test leaves  U.S. in a bind.  It's a nuclear test and a reminder that there's always some country which can, if it wants to, start a war.



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