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Expressing Yourself in Political Writing October 18, 2011

To some extent, getting people riled up is the goal of political writing.  Opinions and discussions should be exciting, forceful, and most of all, persuasive.  You want to motivate like-minded individuals to support whatever cause you’re writing about and draw readers into the drama of the struggle.  Additionally, you want to make your opponents reconsider their own viewpoints or, at the very least, start a discussion with you.  But how do you write politically without coming off as, for lack of a better word, a jerk? (more…)


The Presidency Is Being Campaigned For! Politics and the Power of the Passive Voice June 27, 2011

Americans will choose their next president on November 6, 2012.  Although this is many months away, the campaign for the presidency is already in full swing.  Each candidate seems to be promising that he or she will stand out among the competitors, but I guarantee you that one thing will be uniform across the political spectrum: the popularity of the passive voice. (more…)