Threats to law enforcement have risen in the aftermath of the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida estate. Does ‘message laundering’ by top GOP figures have something to do with it?
The president’s language sounded less presidential and more inflammatory in the weeks leading up to the riots.
In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
Words have consequences. And decades of research supports the contention that Donald Trump’s words could in fact incite people to mount an insurrection at the US Capitol.
Trump uses more religious terms in his set-piece addresses than any other president in the last 100 years.
An analysis of Donald Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore reveals the underbelly of his constant use of heroic rhetoric.
Because sarcasm is often difficult to discern and improperly used, it can operate as a linguistic mulligan. But deploy the excuse too much, and you might raise some eyebrows.
Trump appeals to his base in a way that philosophers knew was effective thousands of years ago.
Trump’s surrogates have deployed tried and true rhetorical techniques to defend the president.
How you use the word ‘shithole’ depends on your gender, which paints Trump’s latest misstep as yet another case of toxic masculinity.
Even Donald Trump has paid his respects to Lincoln as an emblem of unity.
How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
With emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides of the aisle and many parents in a heightened state of distress, children are more vulnerable than ever to anxiety. What can parents do?
Rhetoric can tell us a great deal about a person, or a President. Donald Trump’s inaugural address was light (but dark) on metaphors, and full of divisive antitheses.
An address that’s normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
The reboot of the Nazi salute should not be taken lightly, given its history of hatred and genocide.
At this time, researchers cannot prove a direct relationship. But social learning theory shows that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation and modeling.