State of the Union
State of the Union
Income Gap Narrows as Culture Gap Widens

The past four years marked a period of unusually egalitarian economic growth and unusually intense cultural conflict.

The Honorable William F. Winter
State of the Union
In Defense of the Practical Politician

Why government by political outsiders doesn’t necessarily leave us better off.

State of the Union
The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

How to make friends and influence people on the other side of the aisle.

State of the Union
Why Polarization Matters

Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it.

State of the Union
Not Promising Enough

The President missed an opportunity with his “America’s College Promise” plan. A joint college and home-ownership access program would have been more the ticket—and yes, there is a way to pay for it.

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State of the Union
Promoting Freedom: The Seven “Don’ts”

Democracy and freedom are in decline around the world. What should the United States do to reverse this trend? Better yet, what shouldn’t it do?

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