Tag: Lies

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[VIDEO] “Orwellian” government is worse than authoritarian government

Orwellian government is not just repressive government; it is a government that seeks to reprogram your brain by controlling facts and language. With Trump’s election, Progressives have suddenly rediscovered both Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, her turgid 1980s attack on the Moral Majority and George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet Classics), one

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Trump’s puffery versus Hillary’s lies

I was trying to explain to someone why Trump’s alleged “lies” are much less serious than Hillary’s actual lies. Trump engages in puffery, a legally recognized form of commercial boasting that allows someone to make obviously exaggerated statements that everyone understands are extreme opinions (“best,” “biggest,” “yuuuge,” “ugliest”) rather than actual falsehoods. Hillary,

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A love letter to Hillary Clinton reveals the ipse dixit world in which Progressives live

“Ipse dixit” is one of the more charming Latin phrases you’ll find in legal writing. It translates to “he himself has said it.” (As an aside, Gilbert & Sullivan aficionado’s may recognize that little phrase from H.M.S. Pinafore.)  What the phrase means is that the author asserts as authority the

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The Bookworm Beat 9/14/16 — the “Hillary” illustrated edition and open thread

I had the pleasure of listening to a delightful well-informed, thoughtful speaker: Brian Calle, who is the Opinion Editor of the Southern California News Group and oversees Opinion content for its 11 newspapers and websites, including the well-regarded Orange County Register. The 11 entities have a larger circulation than the

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