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U.S. Leaders Dehumanize Fellow Americans

02/27/2012 U.S. Leaders Dehumanize Fellow Americans On the political talk radio shows of major hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage, polarizing linguistic strategies, such as stereotyping, scapegoating and dehumanization, are used as part of a deeply … Continue reading

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Open letter to John Sununu & NH Republican State Committee

10/16/2012 An Open Letter to John Sununu and The New Hampshire Republican State Committee In his book, “The Dark Side of Democracy”, UCLA professor Michael Mann documents the history of ethnic cleansing, from the Armenian genocide during WWI through more … Continue reading

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An Introduction to  Protecting Freedom of Thought When I first began listening to political talk radio (PTR) in the early 1990’s, I was saddened, shocked and alarmed to hear strategies of deeply polarizing propaganda being used by Rush Limbaugh, … Continue reading

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02/16/2012 – Open letter to Maxine Waters

Feb. 16, 2012 Kathryn Ruud Congresswoman Maxine Waters 2344 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington D.C. 20515 Honorable Congresswoman, I am a Democratic voter who agrees with you that GOP policies are “not bringing us together” as you stated from … Continue reading

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Special to The Frederick News-Post (MD)

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Paths to Peace Post-Tucson soul searching not yet done Originally published in the Frederick News-Post March 19, 2011 By Kathryn Ruud Special to the News-Post Kathryn Ruud is a contributing author to the book “At War with Words,” published in … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Senators McCaskill and Menendez

The left and the right do the public a service when they keep an eye on radical statements made on the other side. Responsible Democrats and Republicans also need to make every effort to reject the worst of the polarizing … Continue reading

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