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Commentary: That was awful: Let it be the last State of the Union of its kind

Another year, another dreary, partisan State of the Union address, not to mention hundreds of "previews" and after-the-fact analyses parsing the president's every word. You can find examples of these in this paper and every other; turn on the television and you'll find talking heads debating whether Donald Trump was "presidential." Why must we put up with this every January?

Conservatives have long hated the State of the Union. We prefer a small, modest government, and to us the State of

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