President Trump spent almost all of his childhood in Queens, and still sounds like it. Even his accent and facial posture give this away.
Within his ancient play ‘The Clouds,’ Aristophanes examines two particular kinds of speech, just and unjust speech, and their timeless conflict.
The political left and right in America are like partners in a marriage gone bad. Before we can work out problems like health care or other policies, we all need to relearn how to communicate.
We could use more good men skilled in speaking. We could also use more honest persuasion. That is why we could all stand to ramp up our rhetoric.
The art of writing often stems from the joy of reading and sharing information. Growing those loves in our children is the first step.
This barbaric hatred is beneath us, and call me a Pollyanna, but I truly believe it’s not too late for us to start hating each other like civilized human beings again.
Grab a piece of paper and make a hash mark every time you hear a progressive make a beeline for one of the Four Big Slurs rather than acknowledge a legitimate counter-position.
The behavior of many on the Left this week sent a message that not only do they not ‘get’ the other half of the country, they don’t want to. That’s a recipe for losing elections.
Did the same media that condemned Republicans for allegedly inspiring the Gabby Giffords shooting condemn today’s hysterical anti-Trump climate? Of course not.
Early American progressives believed the nation needed to harness the moral urgency of warfare and direct it towards alarming Americans into expanding government.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
Progressives are now horrified at the fervor with which students carry out their ideas—but they are still the ones who enlisted these youngsters in the first place.
The president speaks fluent Garble, but somehow it works. It shows he needn’t turn into a Calvin Coolidge to be effective.
A Detroit Free Press editor who called for the murder of GOP lawmakers is now concerned about the ‘insulting language’ people have used to describe Detroit’s failed public schools.
President Obama’s rhetoric is wildly out of step with his performance. That’s why people like to listen to him but don’t believe a word he says.
If liberals want to persuade conservatives, they need to learn to speak the language of what’s possible rather than rely on fuzzy utopian sentiments.
The Left wants to say investigative videos incite violence but not that Islamist clerics and leaders do, although they call for violence and pro-lifers condemn it.
President Obama is ready to ‘get stuff done.’ How presidential.
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