Language Matters: ‘Undocumented’ versus ‘Illegal’

Immigration has been a simmering issue in the United States for a long time, and I suspect that it is about to explode in the very near future. Tensions are building and the economy is crumbling, and that’s going to lead to, well, problems. Problems like the horrific law recently passed in Arizona mandating that […]

Language Matters: Why I Say ‘Climate Change,’ Not ‘Global Warming’

I am a huge fan of clarity in language. There are a number of different reasons for this. One of the key reasons is that I like people to know what I am talking about, so I try to use mutually accessible terms, or to define terms when I use them so that there can […]