Framing Tips and Tricks What Do I Know?
Many progressives accept that we need to follow George Lakoff's advice and "reframe" issues to our advantage, as Republicans have actively been doing for years now (i.e. tax "relief", "war on terror", tort "reform"). Linguistically inept Democrats repeated their new terminology without a clue as to its long term consequence (i.e., losing elections). Taking back our language, though, isn't as easy as it soundsjust ask any parent who's tried to rid her teenager's vocabulary of, like, "LOL" or "word" or "your mom". It's, like, hard! in the Post of a compromise that might bridge the theological gaps. No creating human embryos for experimentationwhich would require growing embryos that were designed not to develop furtherbut using left-over embryos from fertility clinics. In other words, we should be able to use embryos created for the potential development of human life but not those created to be destroyed. Krauthammer, a conservative, separates himself from President Bushs position banning federal funds for these experiments, pointing out that, however, it only is a ban on federal funds, not the experimentation itself.