Politics

Jan
06
Democrats Won the Senate, Now It’s Time to Save Democracy

Democrats Won the Senate, Now It’s Time to Save Democracy

Democrats really did it. They flipped the Senate. Now the party has control of both chambers of Congress and the presidency for the first…
4 min read
Jan
01
Better Messaging Won’t Solve Our Political Problems

Better Messaging Won’t Solve Our Political Problems

It’s tempting to think that better messaging is the key to advancing good policy and getting big political wins.
4 min read
Jun
18
This Will Never Work

This Will Never Work

You may have heard the new idea.
2 min read
Dec
26
Your Hot Take on Climate Models Is Just Another Political Opinion and That’s Okay

Your Hot Take on Climate Models Is Just Another Political Opinion and That’s Okay

Climate and Energy Twitter just went another five rounds on emissions scenarios in major climate assessment reports like the IPCC and U.S…
30 min read
Oct
05
What If Trump Refuses to Give Up the Presidency?

What If Trump Refuses to Give Up the Presidency?

Mass protests may be the only way to force him out. If Donald Trump refuses to step down after being impeached and convicted, or losing an election, mass protests may be the only way to end his presidency.
5 min read
Jan
18
What Democrats Can Learn From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

What Democrats Can Learn From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Her communication style is worth emulating, not dismissing There’s no shortage of criticism for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s approaches to tweeting and activism. But her deep passion for change and morality is what the next generation is all about.
10 min read
Nov
11
Presidential Candidates Should Approach the Campaign Trail Like Stand-Up Comics

Presidential Candidates Should Approach the Campaign Trail Like Stand-Up Comics

Trump’s basically a heckler, and who’s good at shutting them down? Comedians. Donald Trump’s showboat approach makes him great at trolling. Candidates who use wit in the same way stand-up comedians shutdown hecklers will have more success ensuring Trump is a one-termer.
7 min read
Sep
24
A Field Guide to Bad Faith Arguments

A Field Guide to Bad Faith Arguments

Once you recognize these weak tactics in your mentions, you can easily outwit them Political culture and especially that on social media, is rampant with bad faith arguments that obscure the true policy at the heart of a debate. But with the right tools, you can outwit them.
15 min read
Aug
13
How to Interview a White Nationalist — Don’t

How to Interview a White Nationalist — Don’t

NPR is getting roasted for giving white nationalist Jason Kessler a platform to spout his hateful views for several minutes as part of a…
3 min read
Jun
27
Why DC Should Give Young People the Right to Vote

Why DC Should Give Young People the Right to Vote

DC’s city council is considering a bill that would lower the voting age in the city, including for local offices and presidential…
3 min read