First Amendment Defense Act: An Assault on the Constitution and Civil Rights

Posted by Sonya Landau | December 16, 2016 | Under Blog, Community, Language, Law, LCG Blog, Legal, Politics, Vocabulary, What You Can Do, Words, Writing

FADA: The Wrong Way to Protect our Rights Orwell’s 1984 was even more frightening when I reread it during the Bush administration. Amidst freedom fries and the Patriot Act, I saw traces of his infamous doublespeak: War is peace. Freedom … Continued

Fact or Faction

Posted by Sonya Landau | November 3, 2016 | Under Campaign, Climate Change, Communications, Education, Language, LCG Blog, Politics, PR, Vocabulary, What You Can Do, Words, Writing

The Sticky Truth The election is right around the corner and the world is in a tizzy about the outcome. News sites and Facebook feeds are brimming with analyses of the latest Trump gaffe, the panic surrounding the “new” Clinton … Continued

Trump Bans Journalists; Will They Respond with Blackout?

Posted by Linda Gross | June 23, 2016 | Under Blog, Language, LCG Blog, Politics, PR, Progressive

Candidate’s Problematic Censorship Needs Appropriate Reaction Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan and…the US? Those first six countries are listed by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the countries that are the worst offenders when it comes to … Continued

Truthiness: How Hard Can the Windbags Blow?

Posted by Sonya Landau | December 23, 2015 | Under Blog, Brooklyn, Campaign, Cause Campaign, Communications, Education, Language, Law, LCG Blog, Legal, NYC, Politics, PR, Science, Vocabulary, Words, Writing

Truth, Fact, Interpretation, Misdirection – In An Age of Liars, We Need A Decoder Ring Think about this: we know the difference between truth and lies. Presumably, we form our opinions from the information given to us. Certainly, this ought … Continued