President Obama’s Other Remarks Yesterday

ACADEME BLOG

Yesterday, the news channels were focused on very little beyond President Obama’s press conference, during which he repeatedly apologized for his administration’s “fumbling” of the rollout of the ACA website.

Later in the day, he gave a speech in Ohio that, in all of its admittedly very partisan highlighting of his administration’s accomplishments, does serve to remind us how much he has managed to accomplish—and how much he might yet accomplish with any sort of bipartisan congressional support.

More than anything else, the speech highlights the reality that most of the fresh ideas about how to transform this country so that it is prepared to meet its short- and long-term challenges are coming out of the administration’s side of the political aisle.

Although we may individually have issues with some of the President’s proposals (I certainly am not a supporter of many of the specifics in the new proposals for…

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