State of the Union: a deeper dive next year

In watching the State of the Union this evening, we at Convopointer are looking forward to next year, when Convopointer will be in use during the speech!

While I like to think I do know a thing or two about many of the issues mentioned tonight, it is always the case that a major speech will touch on topics I’m only tangentially familiar with–maybe my only understanding of the issue comes from the speech itself. To create an informed viewpoint on any subject, I need to see the best thinking by everyone on that subject.

Next year, I’m excited to read the Convopointers that people place directly on the text of the State of the Union. I’m excited to read the Convopointers that people place directly on the text of the Republican rebuttal.

As both President Obama and Senator Joni Ernst pointed out this evening, engaging with multiple viewpoints is critical to the future of a healthy democracy. [Though, since Convopointer isn’t ready yet, I don’t have any easy way to tell if anyone might have good reasons to disagree with that!]

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