American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

“The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Barack Obama tonight officially closed the book on the year 2014 and welcomed Americans into a new period of the 21st century. The speech was largely starry-eyed, harkening back to the president’s 2004 speech at the...

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Learning from History, Looking Forward

On a day filled with symbolism and optimism for the future, President Barack Obama’s inaugural address set a progressive tone for his second term.  For the second time ever, the Presidential Inauguration fell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a coincidence made even more significant with the reelection of America’s...

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