Christian Science Monitor: Obama speech 'both bold and modest'

When you're madly in love with a woman, it is perfectly natural to hold contradictory views on some of her personality traits. She can be warm - and distant. She can be friendly - or catty. The Christian Science Monitor's love affair with Obama is so intense, they couldn't decide whether he was being bold in offering new initiatives, or modest in offering initatives he had offered before. I am not joking: President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union laid out an expansive vision for government efforts to help boost the American middle class, called upon Congress to finally pass comprehensive immigration reform, announced that the US effort in Afghanistan will end next year, and made an emotional plea for greater restrictions on firearms that invoked the heartache bullets have wrought in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo.; Tucson, Ariz.; Blacksburg, Va.; and every other town in the nation touched by gun violence. The speech was modest in the sense that it touched upon many of...(Read Full Post)