OpEds and Letters

Richard Cherwitz, “The Democratic Presidential Debates—Reflections of a Communication Scholar,” Quad-City Times, August 12, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s El Paso Visit—An Inappropriate Rhetorical Response,” Orlando Sentinel, August 8, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, Rhetorical Responses to "Gotcha" Moments in Politics," Waco Tribune, August 6, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Mass Shootings—Rhetoric Matters,” New York Daily News, August 6, 2019.

Shorter versions were published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Richard Cherwitz, "Contradictions--Argumentative Fallacy or Political Virtue?," USA Today, August 5, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, Presidential Debates Aren’t Debates—Key Question Missed,” St. LouisPost-Dispatch, August 2, 2019.

A version of this ran in the Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle.

Richard Cherwitz, “How the News Media Rhetorically Empower Trump,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 2, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Media—Stop Empowering President Trump’s Rhetoric,” San Antonio Express-News, August 1, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, Mueller’s Testimony is Most Persuasive in Small Bites,” Austin American-Statesman, July 27, 2019.

A short version of this appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News

Richard Cherwitz, “Mueller’s Testimony—the Rhetorical Power of Visual Messaging,” USA Today, July 26, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Are Dreams Instructive?—What Autoethnographic Research Might Reveal about Trump’s Rhetoric,” Citizen Critics, July 23, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Has Trump Won the Audience?,” San Antonio Express-News, July 22, 2019.

This op-ed was also published by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

Richard Cherwitz, “What Ethnographic Research Might Reveal About the Rhetorical Significance of Audiences,” Communication Currents, July 19, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, How Trump Rhetorically Lowers Expectations, USA Today, July 9, 2019.

This was also published in the Austin American-Statesman

Patrick Beach, “Separating Political Bias from Academic Expertise—The Role of Public Intellectuals,” University Business, July 2, 2019  [Beach discusses how IE founder Cherwitz exemplifies what it means to be a public intellectual].

Patrick Beach, “Iowa Alumnus Sets Example for Public Intellectuals,” Iowa City Press-Citizen,  June 29, 2019 [Beach salutes IE founder and professor Cherwitz for his contributions as a public intellectual.]

Patrick Beach, “UT Professor Exemplifies the Importance of Public Intellectuals,” San Antonio Express-News, June 25, 2019. [Beach praises the important work done by IE founder professor Cherwitz over the past four decades.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Detecting Gulf of Tonkin Echoes in Today's War of Words,” Waco Tribune-Herald, June 20, 2019.

Versions of this commentary were published by the San Antonio Express News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Iowa City Press-Citizen and several other newspapers.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Gulf of Oman—Another Gulf of Tonkin?,” USA Today, June 18, 2019.

Versions of this were published by the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Boston Globe

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Become a Public Intellectual?—Reflections of a Communication Scholar,” Liberal Education, Summer, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Trump’s D-Day Anniversary Rhetoric was Not Sincere,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, June 12, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Naively Hoping Trump’s D-Day Anniversary Rhetoric was Sincere,” New York Times, June 9, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Language is the Key to Holding Trump Accountable,” Communication Currents, June 7, 2019

Versions of this commentary were published in the Waco Tribune-Herald and Greenville Herald-Banner

Richard Cherwitz, “How Should We Interpret Robert Mueller’s Words?” Austin American-Statesman, June 6, 2019.

A version of this commentary was published by the Herald-Banner

Richard Cherwitz, “Reading the Lines and Between the Lines of Mueller’s Statement,” San Antonio Express-News, June 3, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Rhetorical Reading of Mueller’s Statement Is Instructive,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, June 1, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Republicans Continue to Embrace Trump’s Unpatriotic Rhetoric,” USA Today, May 31, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Rhetorical Analysis of Mueller’s Televised Statement,” Boston Globe, May 30, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Significance of Republican Silence on Trump,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 29, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Abortion Rhetoric Matters,” Houston Chronicle, May 28, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “It’s about Choice—Word Choice,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 22, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Misleading 'Pro-Life' Label Frames the Argument,” Columbus Dispatch, May 23, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Anti-Abortion Law Mislabeled ‘Pro-Life’”, Washington Spectator, May 22, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “'Pro-life' Policies Should Be Labeled ‘Pro-Birth' Laws Instead,” Montgomery Advertiser, May 20, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Stonewalling Strategy,” Citizen Critics, May 13, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s ‘Four Corners’ Offense an Effective Strategy for 2020,” The Hill, May 12, 2019

A version of this op-ed was published in the Herald-Banner

Richard Cherwitz, “Rhetoric Is Essential to the Health of Democracy,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 11, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “How the Dems Can Soften the Blow of the Coming Nomination Battles” Herald-Banner, May 8, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Why A. G. Barr’s Testimony Was Both Frustrating and Instructive,” Dallas Morning News, May 8, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “How the Democrats Might Avoid Eating their Own,” The Hill, May 4, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “A Rhetorical Pathway for Democrats to Unite Despite Differences,” Buffalo News, May 4, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Effect of A.G. Barr’s Testimony,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 4, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “2020 Election or Impeachment: A Rhetorical Dilemma,” Austin American-Statesman, May 2, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “What Makes Buttigieg’s Message Different,” San Antonio Express-News, April 30, 2019.

This op-ed was also published in several other newspapers, including the Gazette and Herald Banner

Daily Kos Applauds Cherwitz Op-Ed published in The Hill, April 28, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Democratic Hopefuls Could Learn from Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg,” The Hill, April 28, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Democrats' Best Rhetorical Strategy: Forget Mueller, Focus on Kitchen Table Issues,” Des Moines Register, April 24, 2019.

Versions of this op-ed were published in several other newspapers, including the Press-Citizen

Richard Cherwitz, “The Democrat’s Rhetorical Conundrum,” Houston Chronicle, April 22, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Mueller Report Remains a Public Relations War,” Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Balancing Constitutional Responsibility with Political Motivations—A Rhetorical Challenge” Houston Chronicle, April 20, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “What Sanders and Buttigieg are Teaching Us about Rhetoric,” Communication Currents, April 19, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Preach Outside the Choir,” Washington Times, April 19, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “What Democrats Can Learn about Rhetoric from Sanders and Buttigieg,” New York Daily News, April 18, 2019.

Versions of this op-ed were published in several other newspapers, including the Herald-Banner.

Richard Cherwitz, “Mayor Pete’s Distinctive Rhetoric,” South Bend Tribune, April 18, 2019.

Versions of this were published in The Journal-Gazette, Herald-Times and several other newspapers.

Richard Cherwitz, “How We Talk when We Talk about Politics,” Houston Chronicle, April 12, 2019.

Expanded versions of this op-ed were published in several other newspapers, including the Herald-Banner

Richard Cherwitz, “William Barr’s Word Choice is No Coincidence,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 12, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Barr Uses Language to His Advantage,” Des Moines Register, April 10, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “What Rhetoric Teaches Us about Politics,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, April 10,2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Vice President Biden’s Rhetorical Problem,” USA Today, April 10,2019

[This letter was republished in the Dallas Morning News and several other newspapers.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Does Trump Speech Bring out Anti-Semites and Racists?” San Antonio Express-News, April 1, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Denounce White Supremacists,” Dallas Morning News, March 31, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Significance of What Barr Omitted,” Washington Spectator, March 29, 2019.

A version of this letter was published in the Albuquerque Journal

Richard Cherwitz, “The Inherent Link between President Trump’s Rhetoric and Violent Acts,” Houston Chronicle, March 29, 2019.

Versions of this op-ed were also published in the Herald Banner and several other newspapers.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Mueller Report—an Inevitable Rhetorical Refrain,” Austin American-Statesman, March 28, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “How Much Responsibility Should We Assign to Trump for the Rise of anti-Semitism and Hate Crimes?” The Washington Spectator, March 26, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Mueller Report—Trump’s Rhetorical Advantage,” New York Times, March 25, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump Isn’t the Cause, but His Rhetoric Incites,” The Herald News, March 23, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “When Trump Trashes McCain, This Is Why We Can't Look Away,” CNN, March 22, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Hateful Rhetoric Begets Hate,” New York Daily News, March 21, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Admissions Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg, Houston Chronicle, March 19, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Incites Hatred and Violence,” Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2019

[A version of this letter was published by the Courier-Journal.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Money Can Buy Anything,” Dallas Morning News, March 18, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Universities Must Learn to Engage Society—Public Universities Positioned to Lead Way with Bold Measures,” Herald Banner, March 16, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Admissions Scandal Underscores the Problem of Wealth Concentration,” Herald-Banner, March 14, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Admissions Fraud is Symptomatic of a Larger Problem,” Boston Globe, March 14, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Democrats Must Not Allow President Trump to Set the Rhetorical Agenda for the 2020 Campaign, The Hill, March 13, 2019.

Versions of this op-ed were published by the Iowa City Press-Citizen and Greenville Herald-Banner.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Significance of Questions in Congressional Hearings,” Des Moines Register, March 10, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was the Only One Doing Her Job during Michael Cohen's Hearing,” USA Today, March 9, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Like Her or Not, Ocasio-Cortez Showed How Congress Should, but Won’t, Ask Questions,” Greenville Herald-Banner, March 8, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “What Congress Can Learn from Ocasio-Cortez’s Inquisitive Questions,” Citizen Critics, March 6, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Ocasio-Cortez Shows Value of Questioning as Inquiry,” Buffalo News, March 5, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Representative Jordan’s Evasiveness Reveals Democrats Rhetorical Challenge,“ Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, March 5, 2019. [One of the larger cities in Representative Jim Jordan’s congressional district is Tiffin, Ohio. After reading several of his recent op-eds, the Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune invited Cherwitz to offer his thoughts on Jordan’s interview about Michael Cohen with NBC’s Chuck Todd.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Universities Should Embrace Intellectual Entrepreneurship,” Fort Worth Business Press, March 4, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “What We Can All Learn from How AOC Questioned Cohen,” New York Daily News, March 1, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Cohen’s Testimony Won’t Move the Needle,” Dallas Morning News, March 1, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “National Emergency—an Inflection Point for Trump’s Presidency?”, San Antonio Express-News, February 26, 2019.

This op-ed was picked up by several other newspapers, including the Greenville Herald-Banner. (Richard Cherwitz, “Congress Must Not Give Away Its Most Important Power: The Purse,” February 27, 2019)

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Timing May Rhetorically Hinder Bernie Sanders,” Dallas Morning News, February 25, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Munich Conference—the Sound of Silence,” Orlando Sentinel, February 21, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Challenge Facing Bernie Sanders,” USA Today, February 20, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Framing of 2020,” Austin American-Statesman, February 20, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “No Kings,” Houston Chronicle, February 18, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Rhetorical Strategy for 2020 Democrats,” Dallas Morning News, February 17, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Challenge Facing Democrats,” USA Today, February 10, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Rhetorician’s Read of Trump’s Second State of the Union,” Citizen Critics, February 7, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Focus on Vision for Future, Not Russia Soap Opera,” Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Challenge of Political Compromise,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 3, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Intellectual Entrepreneurship Asks, ‘What is Possible,’” University Business, January/February, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Compromise is Missing Ingredient in Shutdown Drama,” Buffalo News, January 31, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, Politicians Must Learn How to Argue,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, January 30, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Compromise Requires a Face Saving Rhetorical Environment,” Medium, January 29, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Patience on Impeachment Still the Prudent Course,” San Antonio Express-News, January 24, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Rebuke of Principles,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Robert Mueller Won’t Save Us,” Boston Globe, January 17, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical Lesson Trump Could Learn from Teddy Roosevelt,” Houston Chronicle, January 16, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Shutdown Debate Isn't about a Wall--It’s about Winning a Rhetorical War,” Des Moines Register, January 15, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Government Shutdown Represents a Rhetorical Impasse,” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Border-Wall Debate Akin to Public-Relations Campaign—A Rhetorical War,” Orlando Sentinel, January 11, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Focus Not on Trump’s Lies, But His Rhetorical Strategy,” USA Today, January 10, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “President Trump as a Test of the Rhetorical Construction of Reality Hypothesis,” Communication Currents, January 10, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Not How a Democracy Is Intended to Function.” Austin American-Statesman, January 9, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “President Trump, Sarah Sanders Jointly Concoct a Publicity Stunt,” Arizona Republic, January 7, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Why President Trump Can’t Rhetorically Construct Reality — the Intrusion of Facts,” Dialogue & Discourse,” January 1, 2019.

Cherwitz Op-Ed Voted One of USA Today’s “Our Most-Read Stories of 2018,” December 31, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why President Trump Can’t Rhetorically Construct Reality—the Intrusion of Facts,” Medium, December 28, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Real Journalists Hold Feet to Fire,” Washington Times, December 28, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Signs of Hope from Watching Fox News,” Houston Chronicle, December 22, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “There's Hope for Fox News When its Anchors Hold Trump Administration Officials Accountable, Des Moines Register, December 21, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Press Is a Check on Our Government,” USA Today, December 19, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Faith in the Fourth Estate—Fox News Rises to the Occasion,” Dallas Morning News, December 18, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Fourth Estate—Commitment to Truth in the Age of Trump?Medium, December 17, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Shadow Rhetoric in the George Bush Eulogies,” Des Moines Register, December 10, 2018.

This op-ed also was published in several other outlets, including the San Antonio Express-News and several others

Richard Cherwitz, “Shadow Rhetoric in the George Bush Eulogies — An Aristotelian Enthymeme,” Medium, December 10, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Bush Euologies Put Trump in Perspective,” Dallas Morning News, December 9, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Stop Making Hatred a Political Issue—A Rhetorical Perspective,” TribTalk (a publication of the Texas Tribune), December 6, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Eulogies Remind Us of Our Nation’s Resilience,Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 5, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It, Too,” Salt Lake Tribune, December 4, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Logic behind Trump’s Mueller Rhetoric,” Dallas Morning News, December 4, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why I Asked Hillary Clinton Not to Run,” Austin American-Statesman, December 3, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Rhetorical and Political Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Not Run,” New York Daily News, November 27, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Concession Speeches Are Important and Necessary Political Ritual,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 22, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Post-election Speeches Help Us Heal” Houston Chronicle, November 21, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Concession Speeches—Important and Necessary Rhetorical Ritual,” Medium, November 19, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Empty Rhetoric—Words without Action Are Hollow,” Dallas Morning News, November 17, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “A Scholar and Citizen Reflects on the 2018 Election,” Des Moines Register, November 16, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Random Musings about the Post-2018 Election State of American Politics,” Medium, November 15, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Observations about the 2018 Election by a Partisan and Communication Scholar,” Medium, November 9, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Positive Notes for Democrats,” Dallas Morning News, November 8, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Campaign Rhetoric Perpetuates an Unsustainable Republican Voting Demographic,” USA Today, November 8, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Imagine a Principled Stand,” Dallas Morning News, November 1, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, "Hold Trump Accountable for His Words," San Antonio Express-News, October 29, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “How Trump’s Words Incite Violence,” Medium, October 28, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “So You Want to Be Heard? Exchange Ideas,” Houston Chronicle, October 27, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Words Have Consequences,” Boston Globe, October 26, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Will Trump Ever Learn That His Hateful, Inciting Words Matter?” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump Empowers Voices of Hatred—What Will Voters Say in 2018?” Medium, October 23, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Diversifying Graduate Education through Intellectual Entrepreneurship: What Forty Years Taught Me,” Medium, October 21, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Universities Served Well by ‘Intellectual Entrepreneur’ Mindset,” Austin Business Journal, October 19, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Can We Survive this Incivility,” Dallas Morning News, October 19, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “O’Rourke, Cruz Are Speaking to Two Different Audiences,” USA Today, October 18, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Language is the Key to Understanding the Trump Effect,” Medium, October 15, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “What a Rhetorical Analysis Reveals about Judge Kavanaugh,” San Antonio Express-News, October 3, 2018.

Aaron Barlow, “Stop Disparaging Professors—They Work for a Better America,” Medium, October 2, 2018 [Barlow spotlights UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative and other efforts by IE founder Cherwitz as a rhetorical scholar to be a public intellectual].

Richard Cherwitz, “The Republican Response to Professor Ford—We All Lost,USA Today, September 28, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “The Burden of Proof in a Supreme Court Nomination,” Dallas Morning News, September 26, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Scholars, Editorials Are Our Civic Obligation,” Texas Tribune, September 20, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Discussion is Essential for Democracy: Our Responsibility Is to Stand Up and Speak Truth to Power,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 18, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Have We Reached the Tipping Point?” USA Today, September 17, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Complacency Will Aid in the Rise of Anti-Semitism and Racial Bias,” San Antonio Express-News, September 14, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Moving Beyond Polarization in Order to Persuade,” Houston Chronicle, September 13, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “All of Us Have a Natural Tendency to Become Rigid,” Austin American-Statesman, September 13, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz and Patrick Beach, “Words Help Reveal Motives for the Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, Des Moines Register, September 13, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Waiting for Truth to Prevail,” Dallas Morning News, September 12, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Resolving Political Dissonance,” New York Times, September 10, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “2 Shared Nothing in Common,” Dallas Morning News, September 2, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Bring Back the Rule of Law,” Dallas Morning News, August 28, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Americans Must Have the Courage to Protest Trump Often and Loudly," Des Moines Register, August 26, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “As Holocaust Memories Fade, Trump Welcomes Voices of Hatred, Houston Chronicle, August 23, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Rhetorical Strategy,” Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2018.

Aaron Barlow, “The Professors,” Houston Chronicle, August 19, 2018 [Barlow documents the contributions of IE founder and director Cherwitz. He uses Cherwitz’ IE initiatives and essays in rhetorical studies as examples of what professors can do in the public sphere as participants in the American experiment—not for any particular political or social cause but as "public intellectuals."].

Richard Cherwitz, “Claims Create Another Distraction,” Dallas Morning News,” August 18, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, Omarosa Stories Not News,Washington Times, August 16, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Rhetoric,” San Antonio Express-News, August 15, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “No Moral Victory,” Austin American-Statesman, August 13, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Protectors,” Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “By the Numbers,” Dallas Morning News, August 8, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Fact vs. Opinion,” Washington Times, August 7, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Even When They Misfire, Trump’s Shots at Russia Probe Are Landing", Boston Globe, August 2, 2018

Richard Cherwitz and Stefanie Sanford, “Communication and Knowledge in the 21st Century—Lessons for Higher Education,” University Business, August, 2018 [The authors argue that IE represents one way higher education in the 21st century can prudently balance professional and academic realms.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Too Early to Celebrate,Dallas Morning News, July 31, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Don’t Legitimize North Korea’s Leader,” Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2018
[Versions of this all appeared in the Houston Chronicle and several other newspapers.]

Rick Cherwitz, “North Korea Summit as Public Relations,” New York Times, July 9, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Voting Is a Responsibility,” Dallas Morning News, July 1, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “The Power of Language-in-Use,” Communication Currents, June 26, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz,”Trumpian Language is Strategic Rhetoric,” Houston Chronicle, June 12, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Focus on Why Trump Says What He Says, Not on What,” San Antonio Express-News, June 8, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “How Trump’s Critics Help Him Talk His Way Out of Trouble,” Austin American-Statesman, June 7, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Trump's Own Dishonest Words Are His Best Weapon in the Russia Investigation,” Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Greatest Impact is Rhetorical — and Insidious,” Boston Globe, May 31, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Do So Few Talented Minority Students Pursue Doctorates?,” Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2018. [Cherwitz documents the impact IE has on increasing diversity.]

Rick Cherwitz, “Behavior Doesn’t Negate Truth,” Dallas Morning News, May 1, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “Universities Must Engage Society,” Houston Chronicle, May 11, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “'Roseanne' Could Defuse Intolerance,” Dallas Morning News, April 4, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “How President Trump Might Respond to Robert Mueller,” Boston Globe, March 26, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “McCabe’s Firing—Timing is the Message,” USA Today, March 19, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, G.O.P. and Russia Inquiry: ‘Party above Principle,’New York Times, March 15, 2018

Rick Cherwitz, “It's Time for Public Universities to Replot Their Course to Better Serve Society,” Austin Business Journal, March 9, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “Research Universities Must Strive to Collaborate with Community,” Austin American-Statesman, March 8, 2018

Rick Cherwitz, “Intellectual Entrepreneurship—Engaging Universities with Society,” Dallas Morning News, March 1, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Questioning Judgment” San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “Has President Trump's attitude rubbed off on Gen. John Kelly?” Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Resist Textbook Autocracy,” Dallas Morning News, February 4, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Actions Reveal He’s Hiding Something,” Austin American-Statesman, January 31, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “So What Do You Have to Hide?” New York Times, January 27, 2018

Richard Cherwitz and Stefanie Sanford, “Rhetoric and Knowledge in the 21st Century,” San Antonio Express-News, January 14, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Decency—The Noblest of Virtues,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 6, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “End the Turmoil,” San Antonio Express-News, January 4, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “2018 Elections Will Tell the Story,” Dallas Morning News, January 1, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Hope for 2018,” Houston Chronicle, January 1, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Available Means of Persuasion,” Austin American-Statesman, December 25, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump's Tweets Are All His,” Dallas Morning News, December 10, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “The Sad State of Politics and Morality,” New York Times, December 8, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “The Official Words of the President,” Washington Post, December 6, 2017.

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Tweets are the Official Word of the President,” USA Today, December 5, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “How to Handle Trump’s Tweets,” Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “It’s Time for Republicans To Act,New York Times, October 11, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Deal-making Approach is Predictable,” USA TODAY, September 18, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump is Predictable,” Dallas Morning News, September 18, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, "When Does an Enabler Become an Accomplice?" Austin American-Statesman, August 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Choose Your Words Carefully,” Dallas Morning News, August 20, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Democrats, Pay Attention,” Dallas Morning News, August 5, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “A Trump Cover-up? Look to the Romans,” Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2017

Rick Cherwitz, “Why Classical Theories of Rhetoric Matter in the Trump Presidency,” Communication Currents, July 25, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump is Sure Talking Like Someone Hiding Something,” San Antonio Express-News, July 30, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Health Care is a Right,” Boston Globe, July 25, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “What’s Their Vision,” San Antonio Express-News, July 24, 2017.

Richard Cherwitz, “A Different Take on Trump, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “GOP, Stop Enabling Trump,” Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “Campaigner-in-Chief? “, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 4, 2017.

Richard Cherwitz, “Demand the Truth,Dallas Morning News, June 27, 2017

Rick Cherwitz, “What We Don’t Know about Trump—And What We Do,” TribTalks (a publication of the Texas Tribune), June 21, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Lying President,Dallas Morning News, June 14, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Language Can Influence How the Nation Views Russia Probes", Austin American-Statesman, June 14, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Language Can Distort Political Views,” San Antonio Expres-News, June 8, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “The Unintended Consequences of Communication: Some Thoughts about Media Rhetoric Pertaining to Alleged Trump Collusion with Russia,” Communication Currents, June, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “University, Community Collaboration Is Critical,” Austin American-Statesman, June 1, 2016

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Congress Enables Trump,” Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2017.

[This commentary was reprinted in the Houston Chronicle and several other newspapers.]

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Calling for the G.O.P to Stand Up to Trump,” New York Times, May 16, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “This President and Justice Department Can’t be Trusted,” Boston Globe, May 11, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “House Republicans Shot Themselves in the Foot,” USA Today, May 8, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “A Vote the House Republicans Will Come to Regret,” Washington Post, May 7, 2017.

Richard A. Cherwitz, “Trump Cannot Be Trusted,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 23, 2017

Richard A Cherwitz, “Enemy of the People,” Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Trump’s Lies Resonate,” San Antonio Express-News, February 6, 2017

Richard Cherwitz, “Trump’s Words Won't Matter until Painful Results Felt by All,” Austin American-Statesman, February 1, 2017.

Rick Cherwitz, “Trump Must Denounce the Racist Acts Committed in His Name,” Dallas Morning News, December 5, 2016

[This op-ed was reprinted in over a dozen newspapers across the country and internationally.]

Rick Cherwitz, “Dear Mr. Trump — break your silence and denounce prejudice,” Austin American Statesman, November 30, 2016

Rick Cherwitz, "Give Coach Strong a Chance," San Antonio Express-News, October 9, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Give UT Coach Strong a Chance," Austin American-Statesman, October 8, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Strong Needs Time to Improve Longhorns," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 6, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "A Contract for Academia: Escaping Separate and Unequal Faculty Citizenship," University Business, August, 2015

Richard Cherwitz, "In College Athletics, Fans are in Last Place--UT's Doubling of Season Ticket Prices for Faculty, Staff Shows Profit Motive Has Taken Top Priority," Houston Chronicle, July 8, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, 'Faculty Contract' Would Aid Teacher, Institution,' Dallas Morning News, June 17, 2015

Rick Cherwitz, "Delete 'University of' and Leave Just 'Texas Longhorns,'" Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 16, 2015.

Rick Cherwitz, "Actions by UT Regents are Damaging School's Reputation: Ongoing President Flap Undermines Educational Mission," Houston Chronicle, March 28, 2013.

Richard Cherwitz, "A Bridge Too Far: This Weeks Controversial Vote By the Regents," ALCALDE, March 22, 2013.

Rick Cherwitz, "Why Intellectual Entrepreneurship Can Increase Diversity," Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, June 25, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz, "Toward Entrepreneurial Universities for the 21st Century," Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 5, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz, "Increasing Diversity through Intellectual Entrepreneurship," Huffington Post, February 28, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz,"Engaged Public Research Universities for the Twenty First Century," The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2011.

Cherwitz, Rick. "The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Planning for Higher Education, 38:4 (July-September), 2010, 61-64.

Cherwitz, Rick. "Linking College Academics to Careers," Washington Post, March 3, 2010.<

Cherwitz, Rick. "Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Huffington Post, February 22, 2010.

Cherwitz, Rick. "Better Way to Tie University to a Real Job" Dallas Morning News, January 28, 2010

Cherwitz, Richard. "From the Student Up: Re-imagining Undergraduate Education through an Experiment in 'Intellectual Entrepreneurship'," University Business, April 2007.

Cherwitz, Richard and Hurtado, Ana Lucia. "Interns as Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Academe, 93:1 (January/February, 2007).

Cherwitz, Richard. "Academic Entrepreneurship." The Daily Texan, August 25, 2006.

Cohen, Phil and Richard Cherwitz. "In Doctoral Education, It's Time for an Overhaul." Austin American-Statesman, January 17, 2006.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Diversity." University Business, July 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship Boosts Minority Scholars." Tallahassee Democrat, June 25, 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Citizen Scholars: Research Universities Must Strive for Academic Engagement." The Scientist, 19:1 (January 17, 2005), 10.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Toward an Academically Engaged Academy." Footnotes (American Sociological Association), 32 (September/October, 2004), 16-17.

Cherwitz, Richard. "A Quest to Get Scholars Engaged in Community." The Austin American Statesman, August 16, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Grad School Diversity is the Next Goal." The San Antonio Express-News, August 12, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sievers, Julie. "All History is Local: UT Historians Take History Back to Where it Happened." ALCALDE, May/June, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Rethinking the Whole University." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 23, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Diversity in Graduate Education-Capitalizing on Unintended Consequences." In Focus: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Spring, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "A Call for Academic and Civic Engagement." ALCALDE, January/February, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "To Diversity and Beyond." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 12, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Universities Must Operate Within Society." The Austin American-Statesman, October 11, 2003.

Cherwitz Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Successfully Engaging Hearts, Minds in Graduate Education." Black Issues in Higher Education, October 9, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. "Increasing Diversity by Engaging Hearts, Minds." The Austin American-Statesman, September 7, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard. "The Real Problem with Diversity in Graduate Education." The Austin American-Statesman, July 22, 2003.

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "Ethical Commitments, Professional Visions, and Intellectual Choices: Students Call for Changes in Graduate Education," Communicator, July, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "On Stage Among the Trees: Scholars are Changing Research, Lives with Community Collaboration." The Austin American-Statesman, March 16, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "Making History: 'Citizen-Scholars' Build Bridge Between Yesterday, Today." The Austin American-Statesman, December 30, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Rodriguez, Sarah, and Sievers, Julie. "In UT Program, 'Citizen-Scholars' Put Knowledge to Work." The Austin American-Statesman, December 1, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sullivan, Teresa. "Postdocs as Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Science's Next Wave, September 13, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "'Citizen Scholars' Taking Action in Aftermath of September 11." ALCALDE, January/February, 2002.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "University of Texas Graduate Student 'Citizen-Scholars' Taking Action in Aftermath of September 11." Communicator, (34) December 2001, 2.

Cherwitz, Richard, Darwin, Thomas and Grund, Laura. "Learning to be a 'Citizen-Scholar'." Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2001.

Cherwitz, Richard and Daniel, Sharan. "This Tower Ain't Ivory," On Campus, July 27, 2000.

Cherwitz, Ricahrd and Sanford, Stefanie. "The Technological Revolution and Higher Education." The Austin American-Statesman, September 18, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sullivan, Terry. "From Preparing Future Faculty to Full Service Professional Development: A Success Story at The University of Texas." Communicator, (32) May 1999. 6.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "The Impact of Hopwood on Graduate Education - Curse and Blessing?" The Austin American-Statesman, May 24, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "UT to the High-Tech Community: Shall we Dance?" The Austin American-Statesman, April 4, 1999.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sanford, Stefanie. "Creating Wisdom from Information." The Austin American-Statesman, January 23, 1999.

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