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Linguistic Wars

Franklin @ August 29, 2008 # One Comment

As politic discourse was supplanted with one-liner “talking points”, what passes for political argument became a tedious repetition of linguistic devices designed to frame the argument in order to forestall real political discussion. When in 2004 Republican pundits created the “swift boat” linguistic device and John Kerry fell for it, a great deal of his […]

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The Myth of the Bush Administration Being Strong on Homeland Security

Franklin @ June 18, 2008 # 9 Comments

As the political campaign ramps up, the McCain cohort is trying to shape the debate of American politics around the single issue of Homeland Security. However, there is no objective reason to believe that the current administration’s policies are the way to go. There are two conflict hypothesis based on which the current two-front war […]

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