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State of the Union: The Thinking Game

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 12, 2013

OK, so here’s the deal: Seldom is the annual State of the Union message going to be confused with the Gettysburg Address for lyric quality. Historically, presidents use the speech to set out detailed policy agendas. As listeners seek focus during an oration that might stretch an hour or more, we’re here to help.

Click on this link for a set of playing cards for API’s State of the Union Thinking Game. It’s like Bingo, with an energy twist. As the SOTU unfolds, look for key words from the speech on your game card and, well, you know what to do then.

Check out the blurbs in each square, and follow the links to concise energy info you can share on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us as we play on Twitter at @EnergyTomorrow, hashtag #thinkenergy. Enjoy the speech!


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.