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Donald Trump Versus Charles Van Doren: Our Lies (and Liars) are Not What They Used to Be

Donald Trump Versus Charles Van Doren:Our Lies (and Liars) are Not What They Used to Be. A famous TV quiz show cheat in the 1950s still lives with his life-changing shame. Now, much worse things happen routinely – with no shame.  Shame on Us.


Gaslighting Tactics Used by Fascist leaders

The fascists use of gaslighting has made the American people go to war against each other, instead of seeing who the real enemy is and what the real enemy is doing to America. Let’s analyze and compare the gaslighting tactics used by three fascist leaders: Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. 


What This Country Needs is… Confucius!

How well does Donald Trump measure up to Confucius’s teachings?  And how well do we?  The answer to both questions is “none of the above.”


Lies, Damned Lies… and Political Lies

The famed British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is reputed to have said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." His wry comment (later quoted by Mark Twain) was intended to call attention to how easily we can be misled by spurious precision.  Perhaps this is what inspired Darrell Huff’s classic small book, How to Lie with Statistics.


How Will History Judge Donald Trump?

According to the former Arkansas governor and Presidential wannabee, Mike Huckabee, President Trump will rank right up there with Winston Churchill.  Well, Huckabee’s judgment-call about Trump tells you a lot about Huckabee – and about our country.  For starters, his ignorance of history is appalling, and such a glib comparison is, as one commentator put it, “ridiculous”.