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Darryl E. Owens: Donald Trump’s campaigning suggests he is running for prevaricator-in-chief

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With six weeks remaining in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off Monday night in the first of three debates. The spectacle reminded voters how much has changed in American politics since his virtuous dealings as a lawyer in the Illinois circuit courts in the 1850s earned Abraham Lincoln the nickname that would follow him to the White House: “Honest Abe.” In the decades since Honest Abe was on the stump, a complicit American electorate grew…

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