VIRGO: October 8-14

Republican Jody Hice is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. To bolster his authority, he repeats quotes by revered figures from American history. One of his favorites is a gem from the sixth U.S. president, John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Only problem is, that was actually written by country singer Dolly Parton, not Adams. Don’t get fooled by a similar case of mistaken identity. Be on the alert for unwarranted substitutions and problematic switcheroos. Be a fact-checker. Insist on verification.

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