OMG, my opponent is lying!
It is a very difficult thing to counter lies, especially ones consciously engineered as part of a much larger, well funded and relentless propaganda effort. Responding to the lies may be necessary, but it is not sufficient —and potentially counterproductive. Do these things instead.
Book Review: Generation Occupy by Michael Levitin
Levitin first captured my attention when I read one of his magazine articles because of the way he uses language to activate shared values. I was impressed by his framing ability and looked forward to more of the same in his book.
Persuasion Pt 1: Communication for Results
In political and advocacy work we need to persuade people to take on our views on issues and, ultimately, perform an action we desire (vote for a certain candidate, write legislators, donate, etc.) What does it mean to persuade?
Critical Race Theory: The Perfect Straw Man
In recent months School Boards across the country have been and continue to be stormed by people who are afraid of two things: mask mandates and Critical Race Theory. The controversy surrounding both of these subjects – one around public health, one around a body of legal scholarship – have been manufactured by people who want one thing: to keep our nation divided.
The GOP: A Ball and Chain on America – A Useful Metaphor
The metaphor of a ball and chain is useful to describe the legacy of the GOP over the last few decades.
FUDD and the Truth Sandwich
With today's GOP it would be exhausting to counter every lie…
GOP opens latest racist messaging attack
Here is an excellent lesson in using the Stop portion of…
How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news
Science News articles on identifying and countering Fake News.
Suggestions for building your knowledge of framing and messaging.
Take the leap for a new normal
The time we are going through has a name: liminal space, from the Latin meaning threshold. It is that space between what was and what will be. It is a time to act —and we certainly have the time. Will you help change voter consciousness as we transition to a new normal?
Projection and Impeachment
Uncover Republican weakness in their projections.
Republicans say Vote Democratic. Tell people.
Ripping apart our government, breaking our relationships with…