State of the Union speech

By Walter Olson


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Update: I’m in this Cato video, my brief contribution on the president’s executive order powers beginning around the 2:15 mark:

I tweeted and liveblogged the State of the Union address last night so you wouldn’t have to watch. Here are Twitter highlights, in regular rather than reverse chronological order:

Tune in tomorrow night as Cato colleagues and I liveblog the State of the Union, or check Twitter #CatoSOTU http://t.co/5jiMgsRzSM

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 28, 2014

Top Dems want “sustained assault on Republicans over a populist economic agenda” from tonight’s speech [WP] http://t.co/JDLXM3zC6R #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 28, 2014

Rule by fiat? In decreeing higher federal contract wages, Obama thumbs nose at Hill http://t.co/wZXHvFbgOy #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 28, 2014

The time when Justice Rehnquist sensibly skipped the #SOTU for a watercolor class [Gene Healy] http://t.co/hS3wPcIazx #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 28, 2014

Game on? “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation… that’s what I’m going to do.” #CatoSOTU http://t.co/ZvNadb2Swk

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

White House live feed announces Harry Truman was first President to have this speech “telavised” and spells it that way. Yikes. #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

#telavised may soon be trending on Twitter at this rate #CatoSOTU pic.twitter.com/zCzBPQShbF

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

Prez right the 1st time: said executive fiat “no shortcut,” we’ve “got this Constitution…sep’n of powers” #CatoSOTU http://t.co/DdUW2PAyTF

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

Obama invited the teen inventor of a marshmallow cannon to #SOTU. It would be banned at most govt schools. http://t.co/3y28dPHdR1 #CatoSOTU

— Jason Bedrick (@JasonBedrick) January 29, 2014

A nod to needless patent litigation. Devil will be in the details. #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

Says he’ll unilaterally streamline “big” construction permitting. Not much wiggle room given huge amount of binding law on books #CatoSOTU

— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 29, 2014

He’ll lecture firms to give long-term unemployed “a fair shot.” Premise: huge LTU problem somehow fault of hirers, not bad policy #CatoSOTU

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