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Entries by George F. Greene
Gripe or persuade; your choice!
It’s tempting to think that our ideas and policies would have universal appeal given the obvious damage done by Republicans and the Republican President. However it can be sobering to see that public opinion has not shifted as much as we might think it has. Mother Jones notes that “a political proposition doesn’t truly have […]
Debunking sounds like a great idea when your opponent flings absurdities. Think again!
Change the story on immigration with a single word.
A favorite trick of people and organizations who behave badly is to shift blame onto someone else, often the victim of their bad behavior.
Uncover the real issue When stopping to analyze frames in the messages you hear, always look deeper for the real issue. An example: The Robots are coming for your job” places blame for the loss of your job on some amorphous technological threat. The real issue is that “Your boss wants to replace you with […]
Connections Lab had the privilege of addressing the Association of State Democratic Chairs in Sante Fe New Mexico last Tuesday. We were pleasantly surprised that all 50+ state and US territory chairs showed enthusiastic support for framing and message training for volunteers, candidates and activist organizations. We expect to be traveling to at least a […]
Ripping apart our government, breaking our relationships with allies and walking away from America’s leadership in the world are just a few of the reasons we’re seeing something we would have thought impossible just two years ago: in ever increasing numbers prominent Republicans are calling for voters to vote Democratic! Not just for a candidate […]
How we speak about Trump’s European Disaster is important if we are to counter the Republican narrative. First off it’s a disaster; call it that. Trump’s meeting with Putin should be called a secret meeting. “Secret” evokes frames of hiding, fear of being caught and collusion. We must “demand to know what was said”. Trump’s meeting with NATO […]
Learning to communicate effectively means not only learning new ways to communicate, but unlearning bad habits that hurt our messaging and strengthen our opponent’s. In this Word Watch we look at words we should and shouldn’t use about the Republican President and Republicans in Congress. We should include as often as possible the word “Republican” […]
Framing Trump’s Family Separation Policy
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