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For more about Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, we wrote about him in 2010: (via For troops with brain trauma, a long journey back - USATODAY.com)

For more about Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, we wrote about him in 2010: (via For troops with brain trauma, a long journey back - USATODAY.com)

We know, we know, word clouds are not exactly ground-breaking … but they can be useful in situations like this. Here are Obama’s State of the Union addresses, 2009-2013. (Technically, 2009 was not a State of the Union, but we’re counting it here anyway.)

One of those we lost was a young girl named Hadiya Pendleton. She was 15 years old. She loved Fig Newtons and lip gloss. She was a majorette. She was so good to her friends, they all thought they were her best friend. Just three weeks ago, she was here, in Washington, with her classmates, performing for her country at my inauguration. And a week later, she was shot and killed in a Chicago park after school, just a mile away from my house.

Hadiya’s parents, Nate and Cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. They deserve a vote.

Gabby Giffords deserves a vote.

The families of Newtown deserve a vote.

The families of Aurora deserve a vote.

The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.

President Barack Obama
Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger.
President Barack Obama
Remember the Mowhawk Guy from the Mars Curiosity team? He’ll be a guest of the first lady tonight.
And he got to meet Bo.

Remember the Mowhawk Guy from the Mars Curiosity team? He’ll be a guest of the first lady tonight.

And he got to meet Bo.

The state of our union

Tomorrow, President Obama will give his fifth State of the Union Address. 

What one word do you think best describe the current state of our union?