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Obama's State of the Union Speech: Liveblogging the Address

As President Obama gives his third state of the union address, we're gathering the best commentary and analysis from across the web.

Rush Limbaugh: Resentment Fueled Gingrich's Rise Reuters

Rush Limbaugh: Resentment Fueled Gingrich's Rise

Talk radio's biggest star unwittingly diagnoses the defining pathology of the ideological movement he helps to lead.

JFK's Re-Election Advice for Obama From Beyond the Grave Composite Image: Reuters

JFK's Re-Election Advice for Obama From Beyond the Grave

Like his predecessor, President Obama is leading a re-election campaign with a Democratic Party that has lost its popular appeal.

What to Watch For in Tonight's State of the Union Address Getty Images

What to Watch For in Tonight's State of the Union Address

President Obama will deliver a campaign speech aimed at voters, not the lawmakers before him in the House of Representatives.

How Mitt Romney's Tax Rate Compares With Past Presidential Candidates wikipedia

How Mitt Romney's Tax Rate Compares With Past Presidential Candidates

The loudest story in this chart is the diversity of tax rates among the rich

How the Internet Has Become an Outlet for Lonely Teens—and Barack Obama Reuters

How the Internet Has Become an Outlet for Lonely Teens—and Barack Obama

More than a stunt, the president's upcoming Google+ Hangout might be a real and rare chance for him to interact with citizens.

Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: Here's What Really Matters Reuters

Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: Here's What Really Matters

His tax return doesn't prove that he's done something wrong. His tax return proves that the tax code is wrong.

How School Choice Became an Explosive Issue Larry Downing/Reuters

How School Choice Became an Explosive Issue

Conservatives champion it. Liberals loathe it. But both sides have distorted the cause, and students are paying the price.

When Newt Gingrich Wanted to Execute Non-Violent Pot Smugglers Reuters

When Newt Gingrich Wanted to Execute Non-Violent Pot Smugglers

A bill the former speaker introduced in 1996 raises serious questions about his moral compass -- and his fitness for the presidency.

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Live Chat With Alan Taylor

The photo curator chatted with readers about his January/February magazine feature and his day-to-day work for TheAtlantic.com.

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