Politics, in part, is the art of persuasion. Language matters in all of our policy debates. How politicians and pundits frame an argument or a debate—how we use our words to shape public opinion—has tremendous consequences on our lives and the lives of our countrymen.
Which is why our public discourse is so nuts.
Hands down, the most consequential debate of the moment is immigration. Who gets to come? Who gets to stay? The questions (and answers) get to the heart, as our immediate past president often liked to say, of “who we are.”
Turns out, “who we are” is a matter of some dispute . . . Read the rest at the Sacramento Bee.