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“Liberal” Interpretations

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Poll after poll shows big government projects have lost public trust. Wide skepticism greets the announcement of any new proposed social program. Can you even remember the last time the federal government tried to fix a social program the way it did in the 1960s, 1970s and into the 1980s? What happened to the liberals? […]

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Political Experts Wrong Again

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Disdain is the usual tone of political commentators reporting on the latest analysis of Presidential contender Donald Trump’s language.   He typically uses small words in short sentences.   When I teach my college writing classes, I call that style “effective.”   Guess what? The world is not waiting on your every word. You need […]

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Why This Blog Matters

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Listen to this: “The disintegration of language is sometimes treated as a curiosity or overlooked. But the danger of this corruption is serious, because language must be stable to ensure the exchange of comprehensible ideas.”   That’s from an essay by F.J. Rocca. I never heard of him either. But the essay is interesting.   Judge […]

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Don’t be Fooled Again.

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Linguist William Lutz, in preparation for the 2016 elections defines double speak and warns what to look out for. Video. http://aplus.com/a/william-lutz-explains-double-speak

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