64: Should We Do Away With the State of The Union Address?

The annual State of the Union address has become a prominent fixture in America’s political landscape. It’s the social equivalent of an Academy Awards show for the political class, with lots of grandstanding, posturing, and playing to the cameras. How many of us know the history of the SOTU? Was it meant to be the kind of theatrical production that it has become? For that matter, what exactly does it do for the average American citizen?  

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