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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.
By the numbers: six million votes went missing
The Democratic Party will soon elect a new chair and start changing rules that will affect our next choice of presidential candidate. But first, we should examine the effect of infighting on the 2016 election. The Bernie-or-Bust faction jeered Bernie himself into silence on national television and even engaged in the Trumpist chant “Lock her up!” on the floor of the Democratic Convention. They then threatened to boycott the Democrats in the November election. Many “progressive” websites backed them (including help with writing in Bernie for president), even though innumerable articles in the press speculated on the danger of such tactics. So how successfully did they carry out their threats? [Read more...]
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The populist recipe is universal. Find a wound common to many, ... Enrapture your followers with a good story. One that starts in anger and ends in vengeance they can participate in." Andrés Rondón, a Venezuelan tells us how they failed disrupt populism, and the four steps they learned only too late. (1) Remember, you are the enemy. (2) Show no contempt. (3) Don't try to force Trump out. (4) What to do instead ... [Read more...]
"Rejoice with support from Allah, and find glad tidings in the imminent demise of America at the hands of Trump.” So said the Islamic State-affiliated al-Minbar Jihadi Media network, one of several jihadi forums to post commentaries on the results of the U.S. election. [Read more...]
[Older, longer, more documentation] The Weiner emails are completely irrelevant, and Comey knows it. He explained to the House committee why Clinton did not break the law—she had no criminal intent to damage national security. Not even the worst Republicans claim she did.
Does he think Clinton passed Secrets to Weiner so he'd give them to the Russians?! Find out who else mishandled classified info in this case: the CIA, NSA, ... without criminal intent. [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.
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...]
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...]