OCT 30, 2022
We need to help people see the better world we want to bring about.
If we want people to think of us as good people, we can’t just argue that our opponents are bad people. We have to express to people why we do what we do, how our policies reflect our values and beliefs, and help create a vision of a world they would want to live in. Read More
OCT 27, 2022
The freedom of American citizens depends on their right to be heard.
We can only fight chaos with clarity. We have to lay down simple and morally unassailable criteria by which election disputes should be judged, both in the courts and in the court of public opinion. Read More
OCT 11, 2022
It’s not just a marriage of convenience.
They actually share a common moral code. We can’t beat the conservative movement until we understand what they believe and how they prey on people’s desire to be good. Read More
OCT 3, 2022
Talking points for the issues at the top of voters’ minds in the midterm elections.
We’re into the final stretch of the midterm elections. Our best bet is to proceed by talking about what we believe, not just about what we will do for people, but why it is “the right thing to do.” Read More
SEPT 26, 2022
Elections are about the will of the people, ALL of the people.
We need to make this debate about what it means for an election to be democratic, not about who wants more people or fewer people to vote, but about who actually cares about the legitimacy of our elections and why. Read More
SEPT 15, 2022
Student debt relief. Because we all need help sometimes.
President Biden’s well-known empathy isn’t a weakness in the public debate. It’s actually a strength. Winning the public debate is about getting people to make moral judgements based on our value system. We lose when we try to justify our behavior based on our opponents’ values. We win when we appeal to everyone to live up to ours. Read More
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AUGUST 12, 2022
Teacher Surveillance: How to Culture War
This time, we can beat them at their own game.
MAY 6, 2022
How to Reframe the Abortion Debate
How we talk about it, how we should be talking about it, and how to re-set the agenda.
Read more at the ReframingAmerica.Substack.com archive.