Tagged: rhetoric

Polarization and Persuasion

Yesterday the Washington Post noted that A pair of tepid jobs reports, landmark Supreme Court decisions on health-care and immigration laws, and an unprecedented barrage of negative ads have shaped the opening months of...

Jay Nordlinger Doesn’t Care About Black People

Contrary to what I imagine every non-wingnut first thought upon reading it, this piece was not actually written by Stephen Colbert [emphasis mine]: Every once in a while, something will happen that makes me think, “Oh,...

Torture and the Rhetoric of Evil

Since it’s apparently “Torture Awareness Week” here at the League, yet another – I’m on the road, so forgive me if I continue to ignore the comments section until early next week.  (But that...

Reform Conservatism, Not Conservatives

It’s clear to me that Conor and to a lesser extent Rod don’t understand what Jamelle, Freddie, E.D., and myself have been driving at in our various critiques of reform-minded conservatism.  Conor’s misunderstanding is...

Another (predictable) liberal defense of Rep. Grayson

Justin, a Friend of the Blog, isn’t terribly happy with the language Rep. Grayson (infamously?) used to describe the Republican health care alternative: There is no sense in which the Republicans want people to...