(Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, served as National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, Chief of Station in Asia and the CIA's Director of Public Affairs.) Profound observations can come in small packages. The eponymous movie Forrest Gump delivered one of the best. Stupid is as stupid does. The title character's one-liner couldn't be more relevant to the 2020 presidential election. As Moscow renews its attack on American democracy, to choose intelligently among the candidates voters must analyze not only their slogans and promises but also the growing onslaught of fake news. The challenge isn't in doubt. The question is, will Americans be able to do the job?
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