American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Vice President Al Gore has been sharply rebuked by his opponents for misstating the truth. Whether mistakes or lies, these missteps have become a focal point for Bush supporters. But some observers say that Bush’s public misstatements have much more serious implications for his presidency. A panel talks about "truth" in campaigns and the long-standing tradition in politics of exaggerating, equivocating, and other forms of stretching the truth.
- Bob Lichter co-director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs
- Bob Somerby editor of The Daily Howler
- Tim Graham Media Research Center
- Tom Rosenstiel director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
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