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'Noxious and outrageous': Geraldo Rivera questions role of 'harsh anti-police rhetoric' in cop killings

As Twitchy reported, Michelle Malkin was among those sounding an early warning as a growing trend of anti-police vigilantism seemed to go ignored by the administration. 480 more words


Rousseau (1)

I MEAN to inquire if, in the civil order, there can be any sure and legitimate rule of administration, men being taken as they are and laws as they might be. 6 more words


The philosophy of the toilet: on my lack of words

Empathetic Reader, see if you can spot the alliteration. I have been reading up on rhetoric.

The Gods of the Blog are punishing me. As I sit here, teary-eyed and, quite frankly, flabbergasted, I feel the welcome rush of deja vu. 870 more words


When I was a little girl, my mom would pick me up from elementary school and ask how my day went. I would talk and talk and talk and talk to the point that I felt lightheaded. 462 more words


Dumbing Down: Three Ancient Greeks Versus the Z-Listers

The chances are that most of us see dumbing down as a recent phenomenon – a sign that human intelligence is diminishing as the media increasingly cater for the lowest common denominator. 463 more words

Constructing Socio-Cultural Context

In another post that I’m drafting, I claim that “individuals and societies together construct socio-cultural context”. Reading that got me thinking, and I want to explore that statement in more depth. 715 more words

Rhetoric And Semiotics