Donald Trump’s Tuesday night address to Congress was an unusually important occasion.
While it wasn’t technically a State of the Union, it served the same purpose: to outline his priorities and policy agenda for the coming year.
For many presidents, the SOTU can feel a bit rote. They reiterate policies they’ve already suggested in press releases or past years, trying in vain to get Congress to pass them anyway. It didn’t make news when George W. Bush called for privatizing Social Security in 2005; he’d been doing that for months. It didn’t make news when Barack Obama called on Congress to pass …read more