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By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine, March 1, 2022

Sean Fitzpatrick is a senior contributor to Crisis and serves on the faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, a Catholic boarding school for boys in Pennsylvania.


When low-polling Joe Biden stands before Congress to make his first State of the Union Address as president of the United States, there may be more eyes and ears bent upon him than is typical for what is often an annual piece of puffy political showboating.

The fractures in our state of union are palpably and dramatically felt these days—from the domestic trouble of inflated prices at the pump and the supermarket, to pandemic-absurdity fatigue, to midterms poised to do an about-face, to the international tragedy and turmoil looming large with Russia’s appalling invasion of Ukraine. The collapse of the Soviet Union goes on and so does, God bless America, the state of the American union. …

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