“The Press, Lies and Politics”

With another presidential campaign in high gear, the public is again being tested by the best-paid spin-doctors in the world. Candidates are coached to speak out of both sides of their mouths telling prospective supporters what they want to hear. The media is generally more interested in sensationalism than truth. As a fog of promises, lies, and hyperbole descend on us all, how can voters sort through the many stump speeches in order to become responsible citizens? Can we demand transparency and honesty in politics?

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.”

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