Category Archives: publics

Deliberation in the Midst of Crisis: Teach-in

Today Penn State’s Center for Democratic Deliberation created and produced a resource for teachers at Penn State, as well as for students and community members: Deliberation in the Midst of Crisis. From the opening of the resource: The Penn State … Continue reading

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Responses to “The Air of Isolation” in Public: C&W 2011

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I’m heading to Ann Arbor next week for Computers and Writing, and thought I’d post some of my materials here as I’m working on them (as I just posted them to the conference website). Presentation Title: Material Responses to β€˜The … Continue reading

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Rooting out Secrets: Donald Trump, Hermeneutics of Suspicion, and Victimage

A few points about Mr. Trump. I found his response to President Obama “finally” releasing his birth certification fascinating. Here’s the clip (via Ian Awesome): There’s his pompousness in being “proud” of himself for being the one that got Obama … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech in Tucson

I didn’t watch President Obama’s speech tonight, but I just read it, and I cried. Powerful stuff. I love these words: And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public … Continue reading

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readings on violence and rhetoric

After the shooting in Tuscon Tucson this weekend, many many people have weighed in on the violent rhetoric used in our current political climate. I don’t really have much to add to the following links, but I wanted to share … Continue reading

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