President Obama delivered a feisty and upbeat speech in his state of the union address. I only saw parts of it but watched an extensive discussion afterwards. The economy’s improvement got a lot of attention, as well as a proposed capital gains tax to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and several other proposals such as free community college tuition for deserving students for two years. The administration’s foreign policy and all the problems in the Middle East and Syria did not get a lot of airtime at all. And with Republicans now in charge of both the House and the Senate, I think none of us that follow politics, is too optimistic that anything big will get done in the next two years.