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Political language, not Watergate, to blame for public distrust of government

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In his weekly column for, Julian Zelizer makes a reasonable case that "Distrustful Americans still live in age of Watergate." In his eyes, this helps explain why the president's health care law and other initiatives have encountered so much resistance. The Princeton professor concludes, "The worst effect of Watergate is that it created a climate where Americans fundamentally don't trust...

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