Tag Archives: 2016 presidential campaign

The Revolution Televised: Episode 1 – Awakening of a Generation (Video)

Capturing the birth of the political revolution that arose from the ashes of democracy, in the wake of the controversy surrounding the 2016 Democratic Primary. Featuring Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Tim Black, Dr. Cornell West, and many more in episodes to follow. Write Brain Studio’s The Revolution Televised; Narrated by Viggo Mortensen Episode 1: Awakening […]

Media Ask Which Candidate Can Better Exploit Our Irrational Fear of Terrorism

Politico (9/20/16) frames the terrorism issue as “who has the upper hand.”

Masculinity Metaphors Dominate Mainstream Media Coverage of Election

The frequent use of boxing and football metaphors in political discourse did not cause violence to become such an important force in our politics, but this usage is one measure of how presidential campaigns can be less about policy differences and complex political agendas than they can be about the selling of a certain kind of executive masculinity, embodied in a particular man whom the public comes to know largely through television and other technologies of mass communication.

“Dog Whistle” Is the GOP’s Longtime Political Weapon of Choice

“Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”: The interview is an insighful analysis of race in politics, including but not limited to the current race between Hillary and Trump.

Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change and How Political Activism Can Help Us Find Happiness

What are your thoughts on the election?

The current hate-fest on the Left is just…kind of sad. The Left is famous for tearing itself apart. I’m not sure the purpose of that exercise. Hating on people has never been a great form of social change, so far as we know.

Hillary Clinton: the Queen of Chaos and the Threat of World War III

My answer to the first part of the question is that “voting for Hillary because she is a woman” makes no sense to me at all. Yes, women should get together for causes that affect women in general…But Hillary Clinton is an individual, she is not women in general. Women together might fight for women’s right to be elected President, but that right exists. It cannot be reduced to one particular woman’s right to be President.

VIDEO | Diana Johnstone on ‘Queen of Chaos’ Hillary Clinton and U.S. Foreign Policy

“Veteran journalist Diana Johnstone captures the imperial worldview of Hillary Clinton in memorable detail. Hillary the Hawk, as U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, never saw a weapons system she did not support nor a U.S. war practice she did not endorse.”  —Ralph Nader

Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern: the election, war, and information warfare

Victims of war deserve more help, not more war