YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Framing
  • To Win the Battle of Ideas, First Eliminate Misunderstanding

    You’ve probably heard it before in poli sci classes, during political campaigns, or from other political activists: the importance of  “framing the debate” and, in doing so, effectively controlling the discussion and the perception of ideas. “Framing” refers to the way in which ideas are communicated and perceived by others. In politics, “framing”  is a …

  • Words Matter.

    Called the “best political communicator in the country,” President Obama is certainly aware of the importance of words. If a “bailout” for the banking industry sounds like a giveaway, call it a “rescue” and it might attract more support. If a “pullout” from Iraq sounds like a retreat, just call it a “drawdown.” And if …