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Opinion: Truthiness, Trumpiness and you

A decade ago, the dictionary people at Merriam-Webster performed a great public service by bestowing its "Word of the Year" award to "truthiness." Truthiness has become one of my favorite words. It is absolutely key to understanding and thus combatting Trumpiness, my least favorite social disease.

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Opinion: Graduates, beware, bad advice ahead

The rites of the graduation are commencing. In gyms, auditoriums and grassy quads, high school and college graduates will be treated, or subjected, to the great tradition of oratorical advice. The most popular advice nowadays, grads be warned, is lame.

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DecodeDC has a broad mandate: to help Americans understand how crucial political issues affect everyday life. We do this by using every narrative tool we can – from straightforward analysis to podcasts to interactive graphics to video. We want to be a reliable, honest and, when appropriate, highly entertaining source of insight and explanation of Washington, D.C.'s people, culture, policies and politics, but mostly we want to be useful.