Nation Apr 17

Getting at the truth behind lying in politics

For more than two decades, researchers of different stripes have examined humanity's less-than-truthful underbelly. This is what they have found: We all stretch the truth, and politicians distort the truth more often, use more self-justifications and deceive in larger ways,…

Politics Dec 04

The history of lies on the campaign trail

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks. Ben Carson said the Egyptian pyramids were built to store grain. In the Democratic debate last month, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stated…

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