State of the Union Regresses From High School to Nursery School

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As members of Congress paired up with seating partners over the past week or so, it seemed like the State of the Union was turning into a high school prom. But in fact, it might be more like reading time at nursery school. "There are no cooties to be had between Republicans and Democrats," Alaskan senator Lisa Murkowski assured reporters (and colleagues?) earlier today. [Weigel/Slate]