The Secret Life of Joe Biden

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes part in an outdoor town hall meeting in Scranton, Pa., September 17, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
It’s not a lie if you believe it.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a classic episode of Seinfeld, Jerry is accused by his new girlfriend, a police officer, of being a fan of the tacky 1990s soap opera Melrose Place. When Jerry lies and denies it, she suggests putting him on a polygraph to find the truth. In an effort to beat the machine, Jerry seeks the advice of his masterfully mendacious friend, George Costanza, who tells him that his talents can’t be taught — “It’s like saying to Pavarotti, ‘Teach me to sing like you.’” Still, he leaves Jerry with a vital nugget of advice: “. . . Just remember, it’s

David Harsanyi is a senior writer for National Review and the author of First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun

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