Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.

Economic challenges take center stage at Open Classroom

On Wednesday, former Har­vard pres­i­dent and Obama adviser Larry Sum­mers joined Gre­gory Mankiw, an adviser to Mitt Romney, for a standing-​​room-​​only dis­cus­sion hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.