Absolutely intended to be a factual column

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April 18, 2011
The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Something unusual happened last week: a politician suffered harm to his public reputation for telling a lie. It happens less often than it ought to -- sit through even a single afternoon of cable news or a session on the floor of one of the houses of Congress, and you're bound to hear multiple false claims without anyone jumping up to object. Only rarely does anyone pay a real price for shading the truth, or even telling an outright whopper. And the way this offender -- Republican Senator Jon Kyl -- came to his comeuppance was what made it notable." (04/18/11)


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