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.
XKCD is amazing. Let’s compare the recent partisan polarization with the history of American political factions.
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.