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A Brazilian Archbishop before his death famously observed that “When I give the poor food they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” So who are “they” who give GoebbelSpeak responses to such questions rather than answers on the merits of the issue as stated? 703 more words

Read George Lakoff's 'Don't Think of An Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate' 10th Anniversary Edition

Stop whatever it is you’re doing, get a copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Don’t Think of an Elephant! by George Lakoff, clear your schedule, and read it. 306 more words

Use Your Power, Recruit Friends

The Fall Is Here, and Winter is Coming

I know that I have not written much on my blog since December. But a few things have happened in the last few days that have changed my thinking. 1,189 more words

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I was taught by my father, and his father, a simple thought to apply to all information.

Consider the Source

This is a task made more difficult in our ‘modern’ life by the proliferation of ‘sources.’ We are overrun by sources that are willing to tell us what they think, or what they know, or what they believe, but few are actually reputable enough to be considered reliable in terms of ‘truth.’ 365 more words

American Life

The Authoritarian Personality and the National Divide

‘In talking to right-wing authoritarians (RWAs) — in any situation — the first and greatest challenge is to reduce the level of fear and increase the level of trust. 2,130 more words

Human Rights

The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. 1,474 more words

Democratic Party