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Lord of the Lies - by Timothy Egan

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'CNN did something extraordinary -- while Donald Trump was delivering his easily debunked lies, CNN fact-checked him in  real time at the bottom of the screen. Given the scale of Trump’s mendacity and the stakes for the free world, it’s time that we go into the fall debates with a new rule — an instant fact-check on statements made by the candidates onstage. The Presidential Debate Commission should call out lies before the words hit the floor. Setting up a truth referee is not difficult.  it ensures a reality foundation at a time when fact-free speech is the language of the political class.' Trump is surely the most compulsive liar to seek high office - the nonpartisan PolitiFact has rated 76 percent of his statements lies — 57% false or mostly false, and another 19 % “Pants on Fire” fabrications. Only 2 % of his assertions were rated true, and another 6% mostly true.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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