Lies, mispeaks, intentions, motives, mistakes

….There is no escaping this tension at times. News organizations have to decide whether they place a higher priority on seeming subjective to some readers or on stating the facts.
The Wall Street Journal is one of the world’s great newspapers, and I dearly hope that Baker will choose honesty over timidity when the two conflict.
The full Opinion report from The Times follows, including Jodi Kantor on Michelle Obama’s future and Vanessa Barbara on the specter of austerity in Brazil.
You may also be interested in my colleague Nick Kristof’s Facebook video on the Obamacare fight.
David Leonhardt
Op-Ed Columnist

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