Opinion

Speaking lies and untruths in D.C.

One of the earliest life lessons I learned was that, if fear and self-loathing were to be avoided, it was best to tell the truth the first time any delicate subject was broached. The matter of not telling the truth, however, seems to be frequent in far too many human exchanges nowadays: Its presence for example has become an annoying condition of the president of the United States—his lies, half truths and downright fabrications too often . . .

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