Readers: First off, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays. Back in 2016 during the Presidential election cycle, I posted a chart created by Robert Mann, Who Lies More – A Comparison (see image to the right).  This chart generated a lot of comments and strong opinions. With the […]

Source: Jim Taylor Ph.D., Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie, Psychology Today, Sep 24, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201209/six-reasons-why-politicians-believe-they-can-lie. NOTE: Full Biography of Mr. Taylor can be found at the end of his article below. Do politicians really think they won’t be caught when they lie? With the presidential and congressional campaigns in the homestretch, the quadrennial […]

Election authorities proclaimed Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor Venezuela’s president-elect last Monday, despite his challenger’s demand for a recount. “It was a result that was truly fair, constitutional and popular,” Nicolas Maduro Moros said, criticizing his opponent’s refusal to concede. Maduro Moros secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%, […]