Truth has taken a real beating. Truthiness reigns. That’s not a good thing. For a deep dive look at why that’s not good, be sure to read Jack Myers’ The Truth about Lying in Political Advertising. Jack worries about how the truthiness and outright lies that have proliferated in campaigns across the last two years have affected viewers and readers. It is a legitimate worry, and it threatens our American republic. Nobody trusts anybody else. So, how did we get that way? And, what can we do about it? Read on.