Read My Lips: Politispeak

Politicians don't always mean what they say. But we can learn a lot about them—and what they're hiding—by zeroing in on their speech.

Stop Soundin' So Elite!

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D.

How presidents switch up their speech patterns

Between the Lines

By Jay Dixit

Word for word, what candidates reveal

Promises Not Kept

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

The harsh reality of the morning after

Should Politicians Lie?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.

When the ends don't justify the means

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