■ By Thomas D. Elias / Contributed “Give light and the people will find their own way.” – longtime slogan of the now-defunct Scripps Howard Newspapers group. The essence of that motto, written early in the last century, was a strong belief that if Americans know enough about an issue or politician or political choice, they will act in their own self-interest. Sadly, this conviction has not been tested much in recent years. The advent of social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provides Americans and others with more information than ever, but much of it is bogus, what President Trump likes to call “fake news.” Especially since outfits like Scripps

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