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Entries by George Lakoff from 01/2011

The "New Centrism" and Its Discontents

| Posted 01.25.2011 | Politics

Using conservative language activates the conservative view. A new centrism that makes sense ought to be one that unifies progressives under a single moral system centered on empathy.

The New Obama Narrative

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Politics

For the first two years of his administration, Obama had no overriding narrative, no frame to define his policymaking, no way to make sense of what he was trying to do. As of his 2011 State of the Union Address, he has one: Competitiveness.