Pray it doesn't come to that, I guess?
But persuasive arts as described by Scott Adams after the fact won't be the reason. The country wants change, which a person like Trump represents in spades. If he had any persuasive power at all, or even a lack of repulsive powers, he'd be leading by a wide margin.
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.
-- In his essay, "Understanding Trump," Lakoff describes mechanisms that give The Donald a modicum of mind control. Calling
Trump, he said, in these terms, was a "master persuader", essentially hypnotizing his followers. Hillary Clinton, Adams opined
It just makes too much sense. But, what the heck, let's stipulate for the sake of argument that Adams is completely right
Still unconvinced? There's video. Nevermind that Romney has explicitly opposed pot "for all purposes" and once personally
Why We Should Invest in Women With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves that it's 2011. More from
Powerful men have been behaving badly, e.g. tweeting, raping, cheating, and being offensive to just about everyone in the
There is no question that rising inequality stems from macro-level changes in our global economy. Yet, there is also a growing consensus that government decisions play a key role too.
It's often a bitch to explain new media. None of this stuff makes much sense if you don't use it--and if you resist it. It's as irritating as it is opaque.
Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.