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Freedom Doublespeak in Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Speech

President Trump said at CPAC that his proposed executive order on campus speech would financially punish higher educational institutions for not respecting the First Amendment. Presumably, this means more forcefully regulating what groups can speak from campus locations like the quad.

Critics of the proposal have argued that, in reality, Trump’s description is a form of doublespeak seeking to undermine … Read more

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A Rhetorical Analysis of Trump’s Man on Campus and his Audiences

You are likely familiar with the presidential address genre of the Trump rally. As seen on TV, this presidential act is new and Trump is the central star in the show. He leads chants, he calls out and/or mocks Democrats, people cheer at cringe-worthy moments, and his supporters love the “fight” he embodies.

What you may not be familiar with … Read more