Tongues Untied

Our decisions about which politicians we trust often come down to a simple question: “How do they talk?” So says Robin Lakoff, a professor of sociolinguistics at the University of California-Berkeley. We asked her to decode some of the current hopefuls’ speech patterns.

NOW IS NO TIME TO QUIT

It's been a tough several weeks for those who care about the truth: Congress, the FBI, and the judiciary are seemingly more concerned with providing cover for a foregone conclusion than with uncovering facts.

But we also saw something incredibly powerful: that truth-tellers don't quit, and that speaking up is contagious. I hope you'll read why, even now, we believe the truth will prevail—and why we aren't giving up on our goal of raising $30,000 in new monthly donations this fall, even though there's a long way to go to get there. Please help close the gap with a tax-deductible donation today.