We turned to Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor at Northeastern in the Department of Political Science and the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks, to provide analysis of President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday evening delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. The president’s annual address to Congress—in what some may deem a subtle nod to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” speech—framed his remarks around “four big questions that we as a country have to answer,” including the economy, technology, security, and America’s political divide.
The president also called for a “new national effort” to cure cancer, and said that Vice President Joe Biden, who last year lost his son to the disease, would be “in charge of Mission Control.”
To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor at Northeastern in the Department of Political Science and the NULab for Text, Maps, and Networks. Beauchamp, who specializes in U.S. politics and political methodology, has done extensive research to visualize the rhetorical structures of political speeches.
Read his commentary and see each of his visualizations at here at news@Northeastern.