What happens in an election when no one cares about the facts?
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Conrad Black hopes for an end to US stupidity, and the Atlantic magazine unpacks the political manifesto: never let the facts get in the way of a vicious political campaign!
Newspaper baron and historian Conrad Black writes in the Financial Times that the idiocy of US policy has cost lives in foreign adventures and trillions in bad debt. The presidential campaign seemed mired in vagueness until VP candidate Paul Ryan was brought on board.
But the Atlantic says it's hard to know the truth behind the accusations between the two parties, and harder still to fathom how fact-checking makes little difference.
Fans and scribes following the Paralympic games read in The Independent that they are not to worry about using the most politically terms, rather follow the inspiring stories behind the feats being carried out by people who are somehow not disabled by their disabilities.