The Pathos of Al Gore

    [In honor of Al Gore's recent nervous breakdown, this piece I wrote on April 29, 2009 on Townhall blog seems to be appropriate.  I thought I'd share it with you.] pathos 1 : an element in experience or in artistic representation evoking pity or compassion 2 : an emotion of sympathetic pity – Merriam-Webster Dictionary   Following the tumultuous presidential election of 2000, Al Gore was | Read More »

    Personification Gone Wild

    “Molly the cow had big dreams – and they didn’t involve buns or barbecue sauce.” So begins the nasty, oppressive tale of the mean old carnivorous humans who are hell-bent on suppressing animal rights by eating them. Paula Moore, a PETA research analyst, wrote an OpEd piece published by the StarTribune in the June 6th issue. In this tragic tale, Moore tells of a cow | Read More »