Reframing America

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OCT 30, 2022

What Democrats are FOR: Our Values

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 Election is Going to Get Messy

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

Rools Royce with silver cross car ornament.

OCT 11, 2022

The Prosperity Gospel: The moral code that binds corporate and Christian America.

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

Democratic campaign office with volunteers

OCT 3, 2022

Framing the Midterm Issues

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

Martin Luther King

SEPT 26, 2022

Reframing the Threat to Democracy

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

Joe Biden as Captain America

SEPT 15, 2022

Empathy is President Biden’s Superpower

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.

AUGUST 29, 2022
They Light Dumpster Fires. Stop Adding Oxygen.
How to stop getting played by the Right-Wing attack machine.

JULY 6, 2022
We Need Supermajorities. Here’s How to Get Them.
We expand our pool of potential voters by expressing the universal values behind our issues.

Read more at the archive.