Steve Llano

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Professor of Rhetoric writing about ideas, thoughts, experiences, events, teaching, and more here at vocal. 

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Banning 8chan Won't Work
11 days ago
The Bad Metaphor of Shutting down the Press
Video Blames
11 days ago
The horrific mass shootings of the past couple of days are about to enter the well-known cycle of public discourse meant to account for their existence. People have to talk about these events to make sense of them, to account for why they happened, and to make sense of them—that is, to make sure they do not disrupt the normal order of the country. As usual, video games and the internet are taking a lot of the blame. But something is different this time. Rhetoric—oratory, persuasion, and discussi...
Missing The Debates? Don't Feel Bad
17 days ago
It feels pretty bad to be interested in politics but not want to sit through these three-hour candidate debates that keep cropping up. Featuring ten candidates—three or four you actually have heard of...