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  • feedwordpress 17:28:16 on 2017-06-03 Permalink
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    Disaster Branding: The Importance of Naming 

      Donald Trump knows the power of branding and actually make huge profits by selling the use of his name. But the power of naming and branding can be a double-edged sword: when a president creates and perpetuates real human disasters, we can truthfully attach his name to them and allow well-earned disaster branding to […]
     
  • feedwordpress 17:47:20 on 2017-05-13 Permalink
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    Success! 

    Normally I would never post a link to a story in Reason, a right-wing magazine. But I consider this particular story a tribute to the power of your voices and your actions. The writer of this piece is upset that we are reframing regulations as protections. He’s upset because he even sees regulations being framed […]
     
  • feedwordpress 16:40:49 on 2017-04-22 Permalink
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    Why March for Science? 

    The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated. Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and research universities where the medical researchers, surgeons, doctors and nurses were trained, and where tools like magnetic resonance imaging […]
     
  • feedwordpress 00:15:09 on 2017-03-08 Permalink
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    Trump’s Twitter Distraction 

    The net has been drawing closer around Trump’s Russian connections. His unwavering support for America’s major enemy has raised a question: Is Treason the Reason? The Tax Return issue has become a treason issue. The tax returns could show if Trump is deeply in debt to Russians or if he is involved in illegal financial […]
     
  • feedwordpress 19:37:28 on 2017-02-18 Permalink
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    #ProtectTheTruth 

    Journalists are bravely standing up to Trump’s attacks on the free press, as they should. Yet one way in which they’re expressing their solidarity and resistance shows how little most journalists know about political framing and messaging. Case in point: Trump has labeled journalists as “enemies.” So, journalists have responded by labeling themselves “#NotTheEnemy.” This […]
     
  • feedwordpress 20:40:05 on 2017-02-10 Permalink
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    Ten points for Democracy Activists 

    1 – To understand the basic issues, read “A Minority President”: https://georgelakoff.com/2016/11/22/a-minority-president-why-the-polls-failed-and-what-the-majority-can-do 2 – Know the difference between framing and propaganda: Frames are mental structures used in thought; every thought uses frames. Every word in every language is defined relative to a mental structure — a frame. Frames, in themselves, are unavoidable and neutral. Honest framing is […]
     
  • feedwordpress 23:58:15 on 2017-01-28 Permalink
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    The Public’s Viewpoint: Regulations are Protections 

      The American Majority got 2.8 million more votes in the 2016 election than the Loser President. That puts the majority in a position to change American political discourse and how Americans understand and think about politics. As a start, what is needed is a change of viewpoint. Here is a typical example. Minority President […]
     
  • feedwordpress 21:44:39 on 2017-01-22 Permalink
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    The Women’s Marches and the Politics of Care: The Best Response to Trump’s Inaugural Address 

    The Women’s Marches across America and the world were peaceful, family-oriented, and cooperative. They required energy and effort, along with the devotion to travel, gather, and march. The marches had a single, overwhelmingly positive focus: care. Care is the hallmark of what women give to their families day after day. Not that men don’t, but […]
     
  • feedwordpress 01:04:28 on 2016-12-22 Permalink
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    On Moral Politics 

    Two decades ago, in 1996, I published a book explaining how the various views of conservatives hung together. For example: What being against abortion has to do with owning guns, being against environmental regulation, being for the flat tax, etc. I did the corresponding analysis of liberal positions, showing that both have to do with […]
     
  • feedwordpress 20:13:41 on 2016-12-15 Permalink
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    How to Help Trump 

    Without knowing it, many Democrats, progressives and members of the news media help Donald Trump every day. The way they help him is simple: they spread his message. Think about it: every time Trump issues a mean tweet or utters a shocking statement, millions of people begin to obsess over his words. Reporters make it […]
     
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