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Ned Resnikoff, at ThinkProgress, Nov 27: Trump’s lies have a purpose. They are an assault on democracy.

Key Quote:

When political actors can’t agree on basic facts and procedures, compromise and rule-bound argumentation are basically impossible; politics reverts back to its natural state as a raw power struggle in which the weak are dominated by the strong.

That’s where Donald Trump’s lies are taking us. By attacking the very notion of shared reality, the president-elect is making normal democratic politics impossible.