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The Axis of Evil Turns 20: Reflections on the State of the Union

March 1st, 2022 | 10 min read

By Randall Fowler

Given the state of the world, I expect that the president’s speech tonight will garner more viewers than it normally would. To the average viewer, the president’s State of the Union address can come across as a drawn out pep rally in the halls of Congress. No doubt much of the commentary over President Biden’s speech will focus on the war in Ukraine, COVID restrictions, and Democrats’ prospects in the midterm elections. In that sense, the speech will likely operate primarily as theater for the punditry, another must-watch episode for America’s politics-obsessed commentariat.

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