Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union: Talks for deeper thinking on the issues

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State-of-the-UnionPresident Barack Obama ended his 2013 State of the Union address just minutes ago saying, “We are citizens. It’s a word that doesn’t just describe our nationality or legal status. It describes the way we’re made … Well into our third century as a nation, it remains the task of us all, as citizens of these United States, to be the authors of the next great chapter in our American story.”

Read the full text of Obama’s speech. Or think more about the issues brought up in it by watching these TED Talks and Playlists.

War and peace:

Jobs and the economy:

Science, innovation, invention:

Leading the world:

And of course, SOTU hero Desiline Victor: