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

Gunning For Change: Gun Safety in America

Posted by Sonya Landau | March 22, 2016 | Under Blog, Campaign, Community, LCG Blog, Politics, PR, Progressive, What You Can Do

Whatever one’s feelings about the 2nd amendment, individuals’ gun rights should not supersede the health and safety of the American people. I was in middle school when the massacre at Columbine happened. Everyone was devastated and appalled – those kids … 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

Climate Change Scientists Take Nantucket Sleighride

Posted by Sonya Landau | December 17, 2015 | Under Blog, Brooklyn, Climate Change, Education, Environment, LCG Blog, Nonprofit, NYC, PR, Progressive, Science, What You Can Do

Take Your Own Nantucket Sleighride: How Old Whaling Ships Are Helping in the Fight to Stop Climate Change In the wake of the recent UN climate change conference in Paris, there’s lots of discussion about the subject. Some argue that … Continued

CupGate and the Art of Stealing Your Attention for Nonsense

Posted by Linda Gross | November 12, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

The latest idiocy to hit the American consciousness is the kerfuffle over Starbucks’ plain red cup for the “holiday season” which, in its simplicity, apparently is contributing to the “war on Christmas.” Some are referring to this as “CupGate.” This … Continued

Clarity in Communication

Posted by Sonya Landau | September 23, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

How many times have you asked a friend where to find something in their house, only to have them point in a general direction and say, “It’s over there”?  What about a boss who gave you a job, but didn’t … Continued

Then and Now: Home Ec

Posted by Linda Gross | September 16, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

So, we’re trying something new on the LCG blog: an occasional piece which takes a subject and looks at it through my eyes (old person) and through the eyes of an LCG associate (young person). When we started looking at … Continued

Status Report: Reporters

Posted by Sonya Landau | July 28, 2015 | Under LCG Blog

Those of us who have worked either in the field of journalism or alongside it for at least a couple years have seen a dramatic shift in structure over a very short period of time. Papers don’t sell like they … Continued