Like so many elements of politics, corruption isn’t what it used to be. The Trump presidency is both a product and instrument of a uniquely 21st-century version.
In a commencement speech at Rice University on May 12, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, pictured in 2009, introduced the word ‘corruption’ to the conversation about the state of United States politics now. Ralph Alswang photograph courtesy of the Center for American Progress
The phenomenon of “post-truth” politics—the condition whereby lying is systematically normalized in order to obscure reality—isn’t defined merely by the epidemic of explicit falsehood it aims to rationalize. It also includes lies by omission.
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The Liberals will be under attack from all sides in the next election campaign, but Liberals say they have a good story to tell and some say they need to sharpen up their communications strategy before it's too late.