National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

State of the Union

What Obama should say tonight


The State of the Union speech is, admittedly, one of the worst speeches to have to deliver on the planet. Every White House speech-writer will tell you they begin with the idea that, this year, the speech will not turn into a laundry list, but each year, a laundry list it becomes. Additionally, since these speeches have been broadcast, the president has two audiences, the members of Congress in the room and the television audience outside, and it is often difficult to speak to both groups at the same time.

Friends of NCR 300x80 web ad.jpg

NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

October 9-22, 2015


Some articles are only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition.