Mike Huckabee, July 12, 2017
A professor of linguistics who’s been studying Donald Trump’s speeches for two years announced that what is unusual about him, and possibly a reason for his support from so many everyday Americans, is that he doesn’t talk like the typical refined politician we’re used to hearing. His casual tone, simple vocabulary and grammar, directness, hyperbole, repetitions and sudden changes of topic are the way a regular person talks, which makes his listeners feel he’s strong, determined and can get the job done.
Here’s the surprising part to me: it took a linguistics professor two years of study to figure out that people like Trump because he doesn’t talk like a bull-slinging politician? I think that’s…
Wheels of justice in Missouri, Mike Huckabee, July 12, 2017
It’s said that the wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. We’re seeing that old truism come to pass at the University of Missouri. When school officials seemingly sided with Black Lives Matter rioters and tried to bully and intimidate student reporters who were capturing the scene on camera, they probably thought they had the power and tenure to get away with it. But ultimately, power on colleges rests with those who pay tuition – or in Mizzou’s case, those who no longer pay tuition.
Just two years later, applications to the school have dropped so much, freshman class numbers are down by 23%. Entire dormitories have had to be closed, and staffs slashed to make up the budget shortfall. And guess which two employees seem to be among the victims of the cutbacks?
You can dodge and run, but the wheels of justice will roll over you in the end.