Welcome to zFacts! Fair, Not Balanced
If one side is fanatical or just plain wrong, balance is no virtue. ZFacts takes on both extremes — left here and right here, Code Pink and the Tea Party. You won’t find that anywhere else. We focus on facts that shed light on key issues, not just media factoids.
In six elections, CNN polled a string of three debates, and Nate Silver gives us the winning scores: Bush in 2000: +4, Romney in 2012: +27, Kerry in 2004: +31, B. Clinton in 1992: +58, Obama in 2008: +64, H. Clinton in 2016: +71. Bravo Hillary!
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Sept 15, 2016. For the last 87 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over the presidency, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Nine times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? Let a conservative economist explain. [Read more...]
Over the negative din of politics, it can be hard to hear what's positive. Hillary Clinton has given $17.6 million of her speaking fees to charity (see below). That's 26 times what she made on her 3 Goldman-Sachs speeches, or 50% more than she made on her 51 speeches in 2014 and 2015. First, let me summarize.
2. Over 100 lesser-known people are in the $200,000+ category.
Ajuma Baraka, Jill Stein's pick for VP thinks Bernie Sanders has a commitment to "normalized white supremacy" and his supporters form an "ideological prop [for a] capitalist-imperialist settler state." The Russian Green Party considers Jill Stein herself to be Putin's "accomplice" in the repression of domestic human rights. She has celebrated Putin's propaganda network in both Moscow and New York.
Of course, Putin loves Stein because [Read more...]
Should you trust Hillary? A lot of people say they don't. Does this reflect media mythology or reality? Well, this may be the answer: People who know her or investigate her are surprised and agree: she’s honest and caring. In fact, they find the press has perpetuated a false picture, manufactured mostly by the GOP but with a little help from Democrats and independents. These skeptical progressives, Republicans, and a famous investigative reporter now say she's "fundamentally honest." [Read more...]
Five million Sanders supporters still say they will vote for Gary Johanson. Probably because he says he is 73% aligned with Sanders. Bernie's a socialist and cares most about inequality. Libertarians care nothing about inequality. Johnson's not quite a pure libertarian, but he still hates every one of Bernie's economic policies.
Oct 20, 2014. Republicans claim Democrats are bad for business, but the stock market disagrees. It rose more than twice as fast under Obama as under Reagan. In fact since Reagan (1981) stocks have gained 13% under Republicans and 450% under Democrats. That’s 35 times more, and they had six years less time. [Email the Fact Card] [Read more...]
1. Average of All Polls from Nate Silver’s 538
(adjusted so Clinton+Trump = 100%)
3. Polls + Econ & History — also from Nate Silver
4. Weights are 3 for Polls, 2 for betting, and 1 for Econ & History