Truth & Civility & Trouble Getting Your Socks On

MegaphoneWe know “a lie travels halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” Most people attribute the quote to Mark Twain, even though it’s not true. We like the quote because it indicates truth is in motion; trailing the lie but revving to catch up.

A better quote for our political times may be the variously attributed, “A lie told often enough will be believed.” You’d think with an approval rating of around 13 percent, members of Congress would lose the inclination to lie or smear. Continue reading