In a world that gives the impression that "what you see is what you get," how can we train ourselves to access more information? How can we -- and our kids -- actually learn how to see when we are all inundated by imagery that, on one level, is blinding?
after more than three decades spent in and around public life and public officials -- as a member of Congress, the leader of a religious organization, and now as CEO of a non-profit "citizens lobby" -- I'm convinced that politicians are no more dishonest than the rest of us.
When we listen to political speakers and to the pundits parsing their words, and as we try to decide who to trust, it may be worth focusing a few moments on body language. Let the experts tell us about their fact checking; we can do our own body checks.