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My Dad and JFK: Assassination Conspiracy Theorists Keep My Late Father in Their Sights

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Mandel

When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives?

The FactCheck Election

Dave Helfert | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Dave Helfert

How did politicians completely lose their fear of getting caught? When did they lose their shame? When did it become acceptable political behavior to twist reality or just make things up?

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

Bitter Editorial Rant Kills Fact Checker Model, 'Ends Politifact As We Know It'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Politifact editor Bill Adair probably ruined his outlet's chances of ever being taken seriously again as an objective debunker of political spin. What a shame. There's a glaring need for somebody to play that role, and Politifact was in a unique position to fill it.

Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of Our Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debate.