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  • emThe Political Mindem
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    The Political Mind

    Cognitive science and linguistics professor George Lakoff talked about his book, The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th Century Brain. In the book he argues that our brains…

  • Language of Political Candidates
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    Language of Political Candidates

    In the second panel discussion, “Deceiving Images: The Science of Manipulation,” Frank Luntz and others talked about how political candidates use language. “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America”…

  • emFraming the Debateem
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    Framing the Debate

    Jeffrey Feldman talked about his book Framing the Debate: Famous Presidential Speeches and How Progressives Can Use Them to Change the Conversation (and Win Elections), published by Ig…

  • 2007 Farm Bill
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    2007 Farm Bill

    Michael Pollan moderated a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill being debated in Congress. Among the topics addressed were federal agriculture policy, labor and immigration issues, the…

  • emWhose Freedomem
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    Whose Freedom?

    George Lakoff talked about his book Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America’s Most Important Idea, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He said the United States is divided by two dramatically…

  • Progressive Movement and the Internet
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    Progressive Movement and the Internet

    As part of the first YearlyKos convention titled, “YearlyKos: Uniting the Netroots,” members of the first panel talked about communicating progressive ideas at the grassroots level. Topics…

  • emDont Think of an Elephant Know Your Valuesem
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    Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values

    George Lakoff talked about his book Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives, published by Chelsea Green Publishing Company. He described the elemental…

  • Democratic Party Future
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    Democratic Party Future

    Mr. Lakoff talked about the future of the Democratic Party and progressive policy issues. He spoke on the last day of a progressive political conference hosted by the Campaign for America’s…