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How to Win the Iraq Argument

June 2, 2007 at 10:42 pm

The majority of people believe that the war in Iraq is not being run or managed well. When discussing the Iraq War, a winning platform would be to emphasize a “successful end” to the war.

Lessons From the Iraq War Funding Fight

June 2, 2007 at 5:56 pm

Rich Galen, former communications director for Newt Gingrich, recently compared the Democrats fight to fund the Iraq War with the newly elected Republican house of 1995. His point was that both parties tried to set the agenda and introduce change by using the “will of the American people” argument. Newly elected leaders say things like they have a “mandate” from the people because a majority just voted for them. Political capital, they call it.

Prologue – Setting the Vision

June 1, 2007 at 8:42 pm

At first blush, this site may seem like it’s about politics. In a sense it is, but more importantly it’s about frames – or ways to articulate a vision, belief, or value. If George Bush understands one thing, it’s that the President sets the vision. Have you ever seen him […]