Politicians are charged with acting on our behalf, to make laws to protect us and serve our needs. They are also generally expected to lie routinely. When did our society become so tolerant of hypocrisy?

We’re probably all guilty of petty hypocrisies—false contrition when chastised, simulated sympathy for someone’s loss, fake joy over someone . . .

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