Lying, System Failure, and the Truth Sandwich

What comes to mind when I say, “Lying and politics?”

Peas and carrots? Tom and Jerry cartoons? Death and taxes? In other words, things that naturally go together and seem like they will until the end of time. (yes, Tom and Jerry, like cockroaches, will survive the apocalypse.)

Since before the American revolution, politicians have dissembled, spun, and…