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A Widespread Aversion to Facts

“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” — The late Sen. Patrick Daniel Moynihan |———| Facts are under attack from many quarters these days. This was brought home to me personally when I called a gentleman who wanted to talk about something in Capital Highlights, the weekly column I write for Texas Press Association. It runs in about 100 papers across the state, mostly in weeklies and twice-weeklies still bringing the news to their small-town readers. In Capital Highlights, I aggregate news out of Austin by culling from state agency email newsletters,...

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