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State of the Union analysis and a real-life dragon slayer

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

This week, Mike takes a look at the rhetorical techniques used in the State of the Union address.

Unlike the President Donald Trump’s inauguration “American carnage” missive (to which President George W. Bush was said to have responded: “Do you believe this [expletive]”?), this week’s SOTU address followed well-established formulae.

We take a look at what was said in this speech and how effective it is likely to be in augmenting support for the president.

And, in a special segment, we invite dragon-slayer Dawn Penich-Thacker to give her reaction to two of this week’s developments: an Arizona court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Save Our Schools anti-voucher referenda and the legislative sanctioning of former state Rep. Don Shooter.

She has unique perspectives on each.

And, if you don’t get the dragon-slayer reference, tune in and we’ll explain.

All this in this week’s Think Tank. It airs Sunday on KTAR News 92.3 FM from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and repeats 9-10 p.m.

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