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Pursuing Factual Consensus: The Role of Congress


For our democratic system to work, our leaders, institutions (both public and private), and citizens need to value facts and truthfulness.  In recent years, however, we have witnessed mass disagreements over what is true and how to separate fact from fiction. We’ve also learned the consequences can be deadly.  The Levin Center is sponsoring a three-part series of panels to delve more deeply into how facts become established in the public mind and how truthfulness might be restored to our public discourse. Our first panel, on May 19th, “Pursuing Factual Consensus: What Does ’Truth’ Mean in the Public Square?” heard from…