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Progressives: Let’s Make American Great Again!

Stuart Lyle Was America ever really “great?”  There are many blotches on our history going back to the days before the Articles of the Confederacy: the wanton destruction of Native American communities slavery of African’s on American soil the post-Civil War poll taxes the Monroe Doctrine of subjugation of Latin America dropping an atomic bomb…

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The Coronavirus Is Immune to Lies

W.J. Astore Investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, physicist Richard Feynman reached a famous conclusion: “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” The COVID-19 virus is not going to be fooled with lies.  It’s not going to be fooled by a denial of medical science.  You…

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Fake News is a Lie

Stuart Lyle In the era of information overload, it is essential to distinguish between what is misleadingly called “fake news,” and a downright lie.  They sound related, but they are not synonymous.  In fact, the relationship between the two is more complex, since calling valid reporting, i.e. “news,” fake is a lie itself. A lie…