The Terrible Incentives of the State of the Union


While I don’t technically belong to the Pundits Union, I still feel somewhat beholden to the contract. And the day after the State of the Union Address, if we’re obliged to write, we’re supposed to write about it. Fortunately, today’s Morning Dispatch does a really terrific job of covering the speech in a way that frees me up a bit.

On the other hand, I still feel obliged to chime in.

One problem is that the speech is already vanishing from my memory like a Polaroid picture in reverse.

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