February 2013








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“We” Before “I”

In Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, the President only incorporated 56 first-person singular pronouns (e.g. I, I’d, I’ll, I’m, I’ve, me, mine, myself) into his speech, or 0.8 percent of the words he spoke Tuesday evening. That…



Blue States in the Box

Since Barack Obama’s first State of the Union Address in 2010, 60 of the 83 guests sitting with the First Lady came from states carried by the President in the previous election.