President Obama Set a Tone, Not an Agenda

His State of the Union speech tried to push his opposition into cooperating on the country's competitive challenges.

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Wilmer J. Leon III is the producer-host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk-radio program Inside the Issues With Leon, as well as a teaching associate in the Department of Political Science at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him at or on Twitter.

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