Category Archives: Political Lies

A Checkered Career

Eisenhower never liked Nixon much – in 1952 he really didn’t want Tricky Dick on the ticket. But Eisenhower was a subtle and affable moderate and even then there was the crude conservative base of the Republican Party to consider, … Continue reading

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The New Age of the Expected and Unchallenged Lie

Politicians lie – that’s not news. You don’t expect a presidential candidate to get up there and say, well, he really can’t promise better times – because no president has control over oil prices, as what the Saudis produce and … Continue reading

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But Never Really Lying

All of politics seems to rest on claims and counterclaims – one side says something is true and the other side says no, it’s not. You could look at the empirical evidence and argue that one side or the other … Continue reading

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You Never Know

What is there to say? What follows is column 1,429 in the current format, in place since March 2007 – but this has being going on since May 2003 – and there’s no point in counting any longer. What started … Continue reading

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The Actual Value of Careful Lying

It’s the question every husband dreads. Do these jeans make my butt look fat? The wife asks the question because she knows they do. And the diplomatic answer is that those jeans make her look good. That’s what she wanted … Continue reading

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