The primary topics of this blog will include politics, culture, and a little bit of legalese should it become relevant. In these discussions, participants all too often resort to abstract name-calling in lieu of actually doing the work to express what said name-callee is guilty of doing. (Obvious example: the ever-evasive indictment of “racist”, which has come to be defined as so many things that it has come to mean nothing.)
Hence the name of the blog. This doesn’t mean the blog is going to be about linguistics and rhetoric alone; it’s just a means to focus how I will be writing about the topics of the day.
I work for state government (in the USA), but that’s just my day job.