Obama Looks Ahead in Final State of the Union
Try to stay upbeat. OZY’s own Nick Fouriezos was at last night’s State of the Union, where the president touted his successes and outlined a vision for the future: Fight ISIS, reform U.S. prisons and cure cancer. But he also acknowledged that he regretted how the “rancor” of partisanship has gotten worse under his leadership. His critics point to divisive decisions on issues ranging from immigration to foreign policy. Yet in a final Whitman-esque call for unity, Obama waxed poetic about how America should reject fear and remain optimistic about the future.