The results of a new survey reveal a poignant craving for integrity among Americans. For politicians — Republicans and Democrats alike — overcoming the odium of promise-breaking is all but impossible.
Jack Beatty has been the news analyst for WBUR’s On Point since 2001. He was for many years senior editor of The Atlantic. He is the author of “The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley, 1874-1958.”