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All politicians must lie from time to time, so why is there so much outrage about George Santos? A political philosopher explains

By Michael Blake, Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
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The idea that politicians are dishonest is, at this point, something of a cliché – although few have taken their dishonesty as far as George Santos, U.S. representative for New York’s 3rd Congressional District, who seems to have lied about his education, work history, charitable activity, athletic prowess and even his place of residence.

Santos may be exceptional in how many lies he has told, but politicians seeking election have incentives to tell voters what they…The Conversation

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