Annotated State of the Union Address from PBS NewsHour

The text of Wednesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama is available on countless sites across the Internet, but PBS NewsHour posted an annotated version of the speech, with red-flagged links along the left side of the text to commentary, analysis and background video.

The linked content was provided by: Brad DeLong, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of blog Grasping Reality with Opposable Thumbs; David Smick, editor of The International Economy magazine and author of The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy; Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Daniel Weiss, senior fellow and director of climate strategy at the Center for American Progress; Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy at amFAR; Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation; Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Steven Clemons, senior fellow at the New America Foundation; Mariam A. Nawabi, president and CEO of AMDi International; Len Nichols, health care economist and director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation; Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates; Diane Ravitch, historian of education at New York University and author of forthcoming book The Death and Life of the Great American School System; John F. (Jack) Jennings, president and CEO of the Center on Education Policy; Susan Tierney, co-chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center; Thomas Donnelly, director of the Center for Defense Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Todd Moss, VP for corporate affairs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development; Bruce Riedel, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former CIA officer; PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Margaret Warner; and frequent PBS NewsHour guests presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Tufts University history professor Peniel E. Joseph.