Daily Archives: February 2, 2013
One of the most useful things I’ve learned about communication is the importance of stating things plainly and concretely.* But thinking about that lesson frequently makes politics maddening.
Euphemisms are the health of politics. If a government really wants to get away with murder, even secrecy can be less useful than making that particular murder sound unremarkable, justifiable, sensible, or even dutiful.
Every “ban” creates and “opportunity”. This is not as farfetched as one might imagine, given ObamaCare (or the desire to “ban” guns):