My friend Dave Daniel is an author from Lowell, MA. He has several novels and short stories, but has recently been authoring writing tips for an online magazine. His latest is on titles:
What titles do you have saved for a story or poem?
Since April 2016, there have been Native peoples gathered at Standing Rock, ND to challenge the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They reject the word protesters and want to be known as water protectors. DAPL is a 1,172 mile pipeline that crosses four states and if there is a leak threatens the drinking water of millions of people. This post is left open to let you comment on what you might know, what questions you have, and to think about the rhetorical aspects of this stand against power.
What have you read of late that you would recommend to us. Write a short review.
Watching Sunday morning news shows certainly has become entertaining of late. As a rhetorician, I am interested in the spin that shapes (or tries to shape) the analysis. Whether or not you caught the argument between Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and Kellyanne Conway representing the Whitehouse, the phrase "alternative facts" has likely crossed your social media.
I'm curious how this phrase will affect discourse, teaching, and, of course, the rhetoric of the Whitehouse. Urban Dictionary has already defined the phrase as follows: "When truth is so unfavorable to a pathological liar, that they must invent a whole new category of lies to describe their nakedly intentional acts of deception." You may have also seen the image of the children's book: