Rating Obama’s State of the Union

How was President Obama's State of the Union? We're checking in on political commentators across the spectrum:

From the USA Today political reporter:

From the Brookings senior fellow and contributing editor at the Atlantic:

From the AP's diplomatic writer:

From the senior writer of The Weekly Standard:

From the former press secretary to President George W. Bush:

From the CBS Evening News senior producer in Washington:

From the Brookings academic and former assistant Secretary of State for Middle East and North Africa:

From the American Conservative magazine writer:

From The Daily Beast columnist:

Perspective from the Roll Call reporter:

From the co-editor of Mother Jones:

From the CNBC reporter:

From the Nation reporter and author of "Herding Donkeys":

From the Fox News contributor:

From the editor-in-chief of Think Progress:

From The Post tech reporter:

From the Quartz economics and politics writer:

From the nonpartisan political analyst:

From the Los Angeles Times political reporter:

From C-SPAN's political editor:

From the NBC News journalist:

From the 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, on climate change:

From the Daily Beast staff writer:

From the immigration reporter at PRI's The World:

From the GOP political consultant:

From The Nation magazine editor and publisher:

From the American Conservative magazine journalist:

From the New York Times economics correspondent:

Two tweets via the author and journalist:

From the Esquire political reporter:

From BuzzFeed White House reporter:

From the Post economics reporter:

From the immigration reporter for USA Today:

From the New York Times reporter:

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter and columnist:

From the deputy editor of Politico magazine:

Mashable's executive editor and Huffington Post's White House correspondent on a Texas Republican's tweet in Congress:

From the Time reporter:

From the director of Brookings' Center on Children & Families:

From First Look Media's Dan Froomkin:

From Time's senior national correspondent:

From The Post's Melinda Henneberger (and me):

From ABC's Abby D. Phillip:

From Washington Examiner's David M. Drucker:

From columnist Jonathan Capehart of The Post:

From Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of the libertarian Web site Reason.com:

From Roll Call's Meredith Shiner:

Retweeted by National Review's Rich Lowry, a look-ahead to the GOP response:


Esquire's Charles P. Pierce:

A cautionary note, from New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow:

On this medium, by Twitter (and International Center for Journalism's) Karen Wickre:


David Beard is a writer, editor and director of digital content for The Post. He also edits The Optimist, a weekly e-newsletter, and has been a foreign correspondent.



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