Last updated 9/7/2020 at 12:58pm
What would it be like to live in a world in which lying was regularly greeted with a shrug? Not white lies, or inconsequential evasions, but flat-out, undeniable, objectively untrue lies.
We don’t usually ask politicians to serve as ethical guides to our society but in a world long ago and far away, we expected major politicians caught in a lie to apologize or at least change the subject. Today, depending upon which exhausted set of fact-checkers you consult, we have a president who has delivered more than 20,000 lies and misleading statements in 43 months, many repeated again and aga...