Obama was only the seventeenth president to make a second inaugural address. Together, these addresses offer a portrait of our evolving Nation, charting the path of various ideologies, historical forces, and rhetorical tropes. Here are all seventeen.
Looking back on the last century of data, no other Congress was as ideologically divided as the 112th. The 113th Congress looks to be worse.
Let’s compare the levels of labor force employment under Clinton, Bush, and Obama, holding demographics constant.
I calculate the likelihood that the House, Senate, and Presidency will all be won by the Democrats is 12%; by the Republicans, 33%.
Let’s look at our current deficits in the historical context.
The composition of the Court and the views of its Justices have varied over history. This group is the most Conservative yet.