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  • Wilson will shut yap to avoid flap

    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress tonight, there’ll be no shout-out this time. At least, not from Rep. Joe Wilson.


  • Kathleen Parker: Insults rip our social fabric

    Not so long ago, Rep. Joe Wilson’s verbal assault on the president – “You lie!” – might have produced a much different outcome. Instead of the U.S. House rebuking Wilson, …


  • House rebukes Wilson

    WASHINGTON – In a rare action, the House rebuked one of its members Tuesday for shouting “You lie” at President Obama last Wednesday, ending a weeklong standoff during which Democrats …


  • Half-truths are half-lies, too

    Wouldn’t it be nice, as the Beach Boys sang in another context, if there was such a thing as a liar meter? It would detect when a politician wasn’t telling …


  • Outside Voices: A poster boy for incivility

    Kansas City Star, Sept. 11: South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie” outburst during President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night makes him the new poster boy for the death of …


  • Wilson’s apology doesn’t end ‘You lie!’ flap

    WASHINGTON – The congressman who heckled President Barack Obama during a televised address Wednesday night found that although the president accepted his apology Thursday, the furor over his outburst did …

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