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.

Displays of Aggression

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
When politicians bully each other

Decoding Weiner

By Joe Navarro M.A.
What the Congressman's body language tells us

Don’t Blame the Politicians

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Why voters lie to themselves

I Was Wrong

By Jim Taylor Ph.D.
Why nobody apologizes in politics

How to Dodge a Question

By Matthew Hutson
Sit in the hot seat with style.

Talk Like Clinton

By Christopher Peterson Ph.D.
Why Bill gives such a good speech

Are You Disappointed in Obama?

By Donna Barstow
Promises, promises. When a President does his own thing.

Pseudoprofundity

By Stephen Law Ph.D.
Recipes for faking profundity—aspiring gurus take note

How the Weiner, Schwarzenegger, and Edwards Sex Scandals Helped Me

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
He had been living under a black cloud of depression.