Read the transcript of a debate between Slate's David Plotz and the Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson.

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Jan. 27 2010 5:23 PM

Debating the State of the Union

Slate Editor David Plotz and Daily Caller Editor Tucker Carlson previewed Obama's speech. Read the transcript.

See images from Obama's first year in office, as well as past presidential speeches, from Magnum Photos.

Slate Editor David Plotz and Daily Caller Editor Tucker Carlson chatted live about the upcoming State of the Union speech—Should Obama get angry? Is he too ambitious or not enough—the iPad announcement, and State of the Union drinking games. Read the transcript in the box below.

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Tucker Carlson is the editor of the Daily Caller.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

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