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The Iranian Deal and Doublethink

The Iranian Deal and Doublethink

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She writes at Framing Israel. The substance of what’s wrong with the Iran deal (see here and here) can also be found in the uses and abuses of language surrounding the deal. It is hard to reconcile that the leaders of

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Preview: How AP Botched Investigation of Gaza Civilian Deaths

The following critique by Richard Behar and Gary Weiss can be read in its entirety in the New York Observer. On February 13, 2015, the Associated Press published and distributed an article that stirred the conscience of the world. It gave its many readers—“AP news content is seen by half the world’s population,” according to the

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What Universities Can Learn from Israel’s Status on Campus

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel. In the post-modern university where, at least in the social sciences and humanities, facts are no longer, well, factual, the country of Israel fares badly.  Rather than information about the actual country, an abstract idea of

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