• Everyone watched on television, but it was a defensive, low-scoring affair. The Super Bowl was kind of boring, too.
• President Trump’s latest State of the Union address had four components: a celebration of (and some credit-taking for) good economic news; a defense of the administration’s policies on a broad range of issues; a call for new legislation, some of it bipartisan and mostly misguided (controls on drug prices, big infrastructure projects) and some of it conservative (a ban on late-term abortions, a cause on which Trump was rousing); and a civic ritual honoring great American heroes. The political impact …
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