Category: language

Donald Trump: solecism-in-chief in the national discourse

  The sixth of commandments he’s broken, no doubt. A serial liar, a bigoted lout. We should deal with this predator Like a newspaper editor Whose job is to blue-pencil expletives out.

Did Gorsuch equivocate about Trump's judiciary attacks?

  “‘He’s very proud of the selection he’s made,’ Spicer said, who noted Gorsuch was not commenting on ‘any specific matter.’ ‘So to take what he (Gorsuch) said about a generalization and apply it to a specific is exactly what he was intending not to do,’ Spicer said.”   []     Against federal judges Trump... Read more »

Trump is taking us back to 1984

  “On Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press,’Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, called easily disproved claims made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer ‘alternative facts.’ A bewildered Chuck Todd responded, ‘Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods.’ While the phrase ‘alternative facts’ reminded many of the terms ‘falsehoods,’  ‘lies’ and ‘untruths’ it reminded many... Read more »

Expecting a great Inaugural Address from Trump is laughable

  “Incoming White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway says Americans can expect a ‘powerful’ but concise inaugural speech from President-elect Trump after he is sworn into office at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. ‘He is a man who states his case very clearly, and very concisely and very convincingly,’she said. ‘And I predict that will be... Read more »

Michael Lewis uncovers student bewilderment over Trump's political success

    “There they were, eight extremely bright, well-informed young people trying as hard as they could to imagine some event or action that would prompt the American people to compel their elected representatives to acknowledge that Donald Trump was unfit for office—and they were stumped.” [“Donald Trump and the Rules of the New American... Read more »

Bernie Sanders wins the grammar vote

    [A study by Carnegie Mellon University of speeches by all candidates found that those of Bernie Sanders had the best grammar]   Bernie’s grammar is very expressive. He’s a natural, not an obsessive. He can tell lay from lie. And he is the right guy For the present and future progressive.