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Genders vs. Trenders: A Question of Respect

At what point did the old adage that “respect is earned, not given” change from being a statement designed to encourage respectable behavior, to a mark of the evil, oppressive, cis-hetero normative white supremacy machine? 1,512 more words


Why the Question of Islamophobia Deserves a Real Answer

“On behalf of the President of the United States, the United States Navy, and a grateful Nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved ones honorable and faithful service.” 714 more words


2017 minus 66: Actually...

Once you’ve been on Twitter a short while, you quickly get used to the unconscious wince that occurs when you receive a reply that starts “Actually…” 1,690 more words


Locker room talk

Editor’s Note:

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. axed Joel Schmieg’s column that addressed a recording of comments made by Donald Trump to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush about woman, which was later dismissed by the Republican nominee as “locker room talk”. 671 more words

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1860 Politics - Lincoln-Douglas Debates Continue: Moral Consensus and Thin Democracy

The Lincoln-Douglas debates for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois were in many ways unlike presidential debates we see on television today, but fundamental themes underlying them demonstrate historical continuity. 1,803 more words

Emerging Civil War

Did The Final Debate Help Trump?




After a particularly mean and messy second debate, we expected fireworks in this third and final face off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 968 more words

Donald Trump

Kairos, Rhetorical Situation, and How the Snark of Social Media has Entered the Real Political Arena to the Extent that What Exactly Counts as "Real" at this Point Anyway?

Brown, J. J., Jr. (2013). Louis C.K.’s ‘Weird Ethic’: Kairos and Rhetoric in the Network. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 3(1). Retrieved October 24, 2016, from… 819 more words