I Decided to Stop Bad-Mouthing Donald Trump. But Will I?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Last Tuesday night, as poll results poured in and it became clearer and clearer who was going to be the next president of … [Read more...]

Which Way America? Compassion With Francis? Or Vitriol With Trump?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Pope Francis has arrived on our shores just in the nick of time. In time maybe to put to shame folks like the … [Read more...]

The (Two-Year-Old) Rhetorician at Our House

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What's rhetoric? I've always thought of it as the high-flown, idealistic and/or manipulative language of politics.  But … [Read more...]

The Rhetorician in the White House — Or, How I Learned to Love the Passive Voice

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The passive voice gets a bad rap -- it's weak, it's vague, it's passive. But in the hands of a skilled rhetorician like … [Read more...]

What’s Rhetoric? Let My Two-Year-Old Enlighten You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What's rhetoric? I've always thought of it as the high-flown, idealistic and/or manipulative language of politics.  But … [Read more...]