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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Linguist George Lakoff wants the Democrats not only to win the White House in November, but to change the terms of the national debate. His new book is The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st Century American Politics with an 18th Century Brain. Plus: the founder of Digg.com and the latest news as the presidential primary season ends.

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George Lakoff

The Day After

The final primary has come and gone. We analyze the results and talk politics with local political leaders and analysts including House Ways and Means Committee Chair Charles Rangel (D-NY-15th District-Upper Manhattan), Marie Cocco, syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of ...

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AIPAC Conference

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC's political director, is covering the American Israel Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference where Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be speaking this morning. She is joined by J.J. Goldberg, editorial director of The Forward newspaper.

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Irrational Voters

Why do people vote against their own interests? Linguist and professor George Lakoff, author of The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain, says it's all about language. Moreover, he argues, if political progressives want to put a Democrat in the ...

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Can You Digg It?

Kevin Rose, founder of the website Digg and star of the Diggnation online show, discusses the way in which sites such as his have changed the way we get our news online.

Event: Click here for all the information about Diggnation's ...

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Open Phones: Hillary for VP?

Now that Senator Clinton is using the past tense ("It has been an honor..."), we ask: should she be Barack Obama's running mate?

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Kevin Rose



Kevin Rose

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Kevin Rose, founder of the website Digg and star of the Diggnation online show, discussed the way in which sites such as his have changed ...

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George Lakoff



George Lakoff

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Why do people vote against their own interests? Linguist and professor George Lakoff, author of The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics ...

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