Matthew McConaughey gave a speech at the White House about the mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. While I’m not particularly passionate about the legal status of guns, I think his speech was a master class in political rhetoric.
There’s a growing number of progressives who have embraced the “socialist” label. I explain why this is a rhetorical mistake, regardless of the validity of their policy positions.
I wrote this at the beginning of the pandemic. It has missed its relevancy window to be published so it will remain here in the archives.