In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama discussed his plans for job creation and increased American competitiveness in the global market during his next two years in office. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered the official response on behalf of the Republican Party and stressed the need for spending cuts and his party's skepticism about further ?investments.? And there was a new feature to the evening: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) spoke on behalf of the Tea Party in their united response to the president.
David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and author of ?The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama,? responds to President Obama's second annual State of the Union address.