It’s really too bad that so many politicians on both sides of the aisle use this tactic to discredit their opponents — at best, it destroys our trust in the person, and at it’s worst, it undermines our democracy.
It’s easy to understand why little kids tell lies and half-truths to get their way; it’s much harder to explain in adults.
Dr. Stewart A. Denenberg is an emeritus professor of computer science at Plattsburgh State, retiring recently after 30 years there. Before that, he worked as a technical writer, programmer and consultant to the U.S. Navy and private Industry. Send comments and suggestions to his blog at www.tec-soc.blogspot.com, where there is additional text and links. He can also be reached at email@example.com.