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Political Language

Socialized Medicine: The Horror Movie

Jeff Faux | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

The point is not that the British, or Canadian or any other system is necessarily the exactly right model for the U.S. But we will never get anywhere near the right model unless the ideological fog that clouds our political discourse on health care is lifted.

Of Sugar Coats and Straight Jackets

Arnie Reisman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Of course, words and images can undergo changes in meanings. What used to be acceptable can slip into disreputable. Suddenly, for example, sacrifice and compromise become dirty words. It would be nice if we could rise above such fears, control our hackles, keep our economy afloat.

GOP: Masters of Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When it comes to taking credit for tilting the pre-election playing field so smoothly in their direction, the GOP is the very picture of modesty.

Verbal Abuse -- Torturing our Political Language

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Turbulent political times can sharpen our awareness of ideas, issues and interests. America's current political mayhem has had the opposite effect. Language has become a victim of our debased public discourse.

America's Most Prominent Emerging Poets Respond to the Obama Administration

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg asked one hundred of the best-known emerging American poets to respond with a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days. The resulting anthology is very revealing.

Words That Worked in 2008 (and Some That Didn't): A Report Card

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

The following is our admittedly subjective ranking of the top ten words of 2008 and how well people used them.

Barack Obama: "Black" Or "Biracial"?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
BlackAndBrownNews

There is discussion now taking place between mostly white editors and producers in newsrooms on how to identify Senator Barack Obama now that he is the Democratic nominee.