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Some Other Pieces on Language and Politics 

Thinking About the Government , The American Prospect, May, 2005

Letting the Net Speak for Itself , San Jose Mercury News, 4/17/05

If it Walks like a Yahoo... (on labels), Los Angeles Times, 4/10/05

Privatization and the English Language, The American Prospect, February, 2005

Touched by the Turn of a Page (Google's virtual library), Los Angeles Times, 12/19/04

California's Five-Page Ballot, BBC4 "letter from America," 10/25/04

Even in English, It's Hard to Translate (on "the ownership society"), Los Angeles Times, 10/10/04

A War of Words
, BBC4 "letter from America," 8/29/04

Adjectives Pigeonhole Dems, GOPers ("centrist" and "moderate") Newsday, Aug. 31, 2004

Don't Torture English to Soft-Pedal Abuse Newsday, May 20, 2004

Speech Impediments (the Democrats and "values") from the March, 2004 American Prospect

Them's Fightin' Words (what to call the enemy in Iraq), Los Angeles Times, 11/30/03

The L-Word," from the 9/1/03 American Prospect.

In Mideast, language of compromise does exist (San Jose Mercury News, 6/8/03)

It May Be Banal But It's Bad News;  Seeing, hearing and speaking evil,   San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Insight Section, February 16, 2002.

The Answer Is On the Tip of Our Many Tongues (on the importance of maintaining strategic languages),  Washington Post Sunday Outlook section, Dec. 9, 2001.

Since September 11, We're Watching Our Words (The end of irony?) from the  Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion section, Nov. 4, 2001.

It All Started with Robespierre  (the history of 'terrorism'),  the San Francisco Chronicle Insight section, Sunday, October 28, 2001.

Beleaguered Infidel (on translating between secular and religious language), "Fresh Air" commentary, October 15, 2001.

A Name Too Far (on naming military operations), San Jose Mercury News Sunday Perspective section, Sept. 30, 2001.

When Words Fail: The Stilted Language of Tragedy Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion section, Sept. 16, 2001.

Copyright © 2002 Geoffrey Nunberg All rights reserved.