The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

by Thomas Klikauer and Nadine Campbell edited by O Society May 21, 2020 We know how a frame works in picture framing, how to make one using carpentry, and we also know the frame in which a picture is placed can influence how we see a picture. Well, virtually the same thing applies to politics. … Continue reading The Politics of Framing and the Framing of Politics

Two Years in, Trump Can Still Count on News Media to Do His Bidding

"During the year preceding the Nov 8, 2016 election, Donald Trump bypassed paid advertising to bask in the attention and validation of an unpaid 24-hour news cycle. Trump’s free media segments comprised  $5 billion in media value  from the preceding 12-month period. by George Lakoff Oct 28, 2018 Two years in, Trump and his right wing extremists still count on … Continue reading Two Years in, Trump Can Still Count on News Media to Do His Bidding

Understanding Trump: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (3)

Understanding Trump By George Lakoff As a longtime researcher in cognitive science and linguistics, I bring a perspective from these sciences to an understanding of the Trump phenomenon. This perspective is hardly unknown. Yet you will probably not read what I have to say in the NY Times, nor hear it from your favorite political … Continue reading Understanding Trump: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (3)

Two Questions About Trump and Republicans that Stump Progressives: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (1)

Editor's note: Once I learned to see it all as motivated reasoning with the intent of publicly affirming the conservative moral hierarchy to prove one’s own virtue, it all made sense! Two Questions About Trump and Republicans that Stump Progressives By George Lakoff Progressives are stumped. They are asking these questions over and over again … Continue reading Two Questions About Trump and Republicans that Stump Progressives: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (1)