Critical Conversations on the State of the Union, Civil Rights, States Rights

Critical Conversations on the State of the Union, Civil Rights, States Rights

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President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address last night.  Was he truthful when he said “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.”

Critical Conversation’s host Lisa Ruth and Communities Digital News senior editor and economist Dr. Jim Picht will discuss the State of the Union, President Obama’s address and Congresswoman Jodi Ernst’s Republican Response.

Writer Jennifer Oliver O’Connell joins the show to discuss her column, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Selma, and the moral scarcity in modern-day civil rights and the state of the Civil Rights leader today – the leader more interested in the sound byte, over the message.

From the State of the Union to State’s Rights, panelists Attorney James Edwards and national writer and Communities journalist Al Maurer, of Colorado, will be talking state’s rights – the legal issue, not the social. Colorado is being sued by adjoining states over their legalization of marijuana.

Appellate courts are wavering on states rights when it comes to federally mandated rights to abortion.  Can a state say that “gay marriage” is not legal, while an adjoining state says it is?

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