political rhetoric

It is in no one's interest for the decline of the middle class, not the government, elites and the people themselves. Those
It's no secret that we've lost that ability. Princeton's Dr. Sam Wang, a leading mind in electoral analysis, visited our
In Donald Trump's 2005 hot mic conversation with entertainment reporter Billy Bush, he confessed to kissing women and grabbing their genitals without their consent.
Crisis branding can be an effective political campaign strategy because it draws power from frightening people, but it has no place in day-to-day governance. Normalizing fright and violence is not a governance model and is a huge step in the wrong direction.
On the surface, the inability to find any skilled rhetoric to analyze in the first debate is the result of neither candidate having much skill to demonstrate.
Burke argues that scapegoating begins when people stop identifying with established social structures - like governments
The big political news from last week was the Republican nominating convention and, if you judge the importance of stories based on time spent spinning in the news cycle, it seems as though the Yugist Event was Trump's spouse allegedly lifting words from Obama's during her brief speech at the start of the event.
For the first time in our history a woman is the nominee of one of the two major political parties. This is a big deal. We should celebrate. Hillary isn't perfect, but neither were any of the 44 presidents who preceded her.
If you are worried about violence getting out of hand in American, you may be missing a key point. It is true that violent crimes have been steadily declining. Between 1964 and 1991, the rate of violent crime in the United States quadrupled. Then, rates entered a period of steady decline, falling by almost 50 percent.
I'm not sure what it means for our republic that a fallacy such as Argumentation from Outrage is on the verge of supplanting the whole package of logical and rhetorical techniques designed to construct a sound argument and then present it in a compelling manner. But I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean nothing.  
Fascism is far more than racism, tinkering with the judiciary, or staging a violent demonstration. We are seeing a return to nationalism because it is not clear to many that internationalism, as followed since World War II, benefits them any longer.
In the early months of the primary season, Donald Trump's personal reputation and his awkward attempts to bond with Christian conservatives persuaded political pundits that he'd be unlikely to attract the support of "values voters." The pundits were wrong.
On the poetics of Donald Trump, the progress of poetry, and reverse racism By Jaswinder Bolina When the blond girl shouted
I wonder why so many people are incensed by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Or to be precise, why so many white people
Most people fail to distinguish as Moore suggested, between what is and what ought to be. Their mistake is understandable
t's probably too late to get candidates with a head of steam to start using rhetorical devices that still allow them to control debate while actually taking on the substantial issues they are supposed to be engaging with. But perhaps it is not too late for the rest of us to do so.
It's undeniable that the anger that stalks the landscape has roots in real despair. But the tone of this election, the bullying, the lack of civility is punishing not only ourselves but, it turns out, our kids.
New research shows that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders actually have something in common.
One of mankind's great passions (and fantasies) is the hope that we can both predict and control the future. And never does this belief become more fashionable -- and expensive -- than during a Presidential election.