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Hillary Is Right About Charter Schools!

John Thompson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
John Thompson

The political question is whether Hillary Clinton would once again listen to her corporate funders, like Eli Broad, or to teachers, unions and parents who are fed up with the test, sort, reward and punish approach to school improvement.

Why Hillary Clinton's Claim That The Economy Does Better Under Democrats Is A Bit Shaky | Marina Fang | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Hillary Clinton says the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White...

Reflections on Planned Parenthood, Clinton and ACORN

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Unsubstantiated ideas are frequently published in the news media without a rigorous investigation into their veracity. Following their initial publication, these ideas are cited and re-cited by other news media organizations, and sometimes the originators themselves, creating a phenomenon known as "circular reporting," repeatedly breathing life into lies so long as they are not fact-checked.

The EPA Will Not Regulate Your Barbecue | Dave Levitan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on A Republican congressman says the Environmental Protection Agency wants “to stop you and I ...

Bernie Sanders Exaggerates Claim About Income Inequality | Brooks Jackson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth ineq...

Clinton Misuses Stat On CEO Pay

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical wor...

Carly Fiorina Misleads On Student Loans | Lori Robertson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a misleading description of the option...

Mike Huckabee Repeated False Claims In Presidential Announcement | Eugene Kiely | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Mike Huckabee, an unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidate, announced he is running for pre...

Hillary Clinton Spins U.S. Rank On Gender Pay | Robert Farley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Hillary Clinton cited data from the World Economic Forum to present a misleading picture of...

Chris Christie's Marijuana Claim Relies On Shaky Science | Dave Levitan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of...

Data Debunks Claim That Hillary Clinton Paid Women Less Than Men | Robert Farley & Alexander Nacht | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate of...

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba | Eugene Kiely | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations ...

A Principle or an Abortion Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.

NRA's Ominous But Misleading Appeal

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on The National Rifle Association employs images in a series of TV ads of an intruder breaking...

Gardner All In on Abortion Ban Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The House of Representatives adjourned Friday, meaning Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has officially missed his chance to withdraw his name from the Life at Conception Act.

Gardner Needs to Explain His Support for Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's not just senatorial Colorado candidate Cory Gardner who's taken the endlessly puzzling position of being opposed to personhood at the state level but supportive of the federal version.

Michigan Senate Candidate Twists Democrat's Record In New Ad

Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A Web ad from Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land claims her opponent, Rep. Gary Pe...

GOP Rep's Health Care Claims Fail Fact Check | Eugene Kiely | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Rep. Louie Gohmert is wrong when he says a “poor guy out there making $14,000″ is “go...

Why the Truth Doesn't Matter (to the Candidates)

Todd Phillips | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

What we have is a gigantic gap between what citizens are expected to know about politics and what is possible. It is by expecting the impossible that we have gotten into this morass of misinformation. Does this mean democracy is an impossible ideal?

The Internet as Political Lie Detector

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

In a year of misleading political attack ads and distracted television newscasters, the Internet may offer salvation for voters seeking the truth. A new Google poll found that 64 percent of battleground-state voters have used the Internet to fact-check the candidates in 2012.

CNN, On Romney's $5 Trillion Tax Plan: Trust Him

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Despite an otherwise lackluster performance, one area where President Barack Obama went on the offensive in Wednesday night's debate was over Mitt Rom...

WATCH: Why the Debates Are "All We've Got Left"

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Last week, I spoke with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, founder of, about what Americans deserve to hear from Obama and Romney during the debates, as well as why she considers the debates "all that we've got left" to spread truth and knowledge.

The Man in the Chair Who Wasn't There

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Pound for pound, Mitt Romney doesn't match up well with Obama, so they've unconsciously created an alternate presidency they abhor. Clint Eastwood manifested this dysfunction when he debated that empty chair on the stage in Tampa. But the man in that chair isn't really there.

Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps, given the unprecedented polarization and partisan vitriol in politics today, coupled with the right-wing's propaganda campaign of lies and distortion, we just might see a return of the mainstream media as a potent force in this heated election.