Political persuasion requires equal parts science and art and dirt — and one thing more. “It must be more than a laundry list of facts, policies, and programs,” according to George Lakoff, an authority on political debate and framing. “It…
“Does she know what she’s having?” Mom asks. “Yes. A girl,” I say. “Ooh, that’s wonderful! All the other great-grandkids are boys,” she says with a big smile. “That’s right. Everyone is very excited,” I say. A few minutes pass….