James Fallows on the President’s job speech:
On both politics and substance, the President positioned himself in the only tenable way for the next months’ deliberations with the Congress and next year’s election campaign. Instead of asking vaguely for “consensus” or seeming resentfully resigned to the dysfunction of politics, he’s made his case and said clearly and confidently what he is for. That is a big improvement from the passive-defeatist tone and reality of the debt-ceiling era.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.