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Taking Liberties
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
If you want to set yourself up as some kind of sanctimonious authority on the truth, you should avoid telling blatant falsehoods. Ever since the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joined the PolitiFact project founded by the St. Petersburg Times, the newspaper’s so-called Truth-O-Meter has repeatedly broken down and blown gaskets. The idea behind the original PolitiFact, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Florida...
Taking Liberties
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
It wasn’t just the outcome of a sporting event that made Chicago a great place to be last weekend. I was in town for other recreation, but it was impossible to miss...