In the age of Twitter, we no longer have to wait to see how partisans and pundits will receive big speeches like today’s second inaugural address by President Obama—now we can witness the spinning, reporting, and commentary in real time.
Below are the live Tweets of 20 liberal pundits and politicos on the left-hand side of the screen and 20 conservative pundits and politicos on the right-hand side of the screen. You can see what both sides are saying about Obama’s inauguration speech—what it means for the president’s legacy and its short-term political impact—as he delivers it. Welcome to Tweet alley!
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.