Welcome to zFacts! Fair, Not Balanced.
If one side is fanatical or just plain wrong, balance is no virtue. ZFacts takes on the extremes — left and right. We focus on facts the shed light on key issues, not just media factiods.
Jan 18, 2015. So Republicans think free public community college is a waste of money, but they'er still OK with high school. (Next the Tea Party will want to charge for that too.) But providing education the way Obama proposes will be more cost-effective than high school. First, it gets rid of everyone with a C+ average or lower. So we're not paying for those who aren't getting anything out of it, and we're getting rid of the trouble-makers and [Read more...]
Jan 17, 2015. Obama proposes free community college for students with just over a C+ average or better. This could cost up to $60 billion over 10 years. Most Americans favor this but the Republicans say we can't afford it. Let's put that in perspective. Bush II and the Republicans thought it was worth $800+ billion (133 years of community college for America) to install the pro-Iranian Nouri al-Maliki as Pres of Iraq, so he could kick us out of Iraq (unless US troops submitted to Iraqi law—as bad as Sharia) and then let the ISIS flourish. [Read more...]
Dec 18, 2014. MoveOn just voted 81% to 19% to pit Elizabeth Warren against Hillary Clinton in the primary. But members were given only 24 hours to discuss and decide how to vote, and the ballot consisted of a strong but entirely one-sided argument for voting yes. What do we think of governments that only allow one side to have a say? And who would have guessed that [Read more...]
Dec 17, 2014. Moore just tweeted, "Cuba 1, USA 0. Congrats on winning." and "Cuba's pissy whiny neighbor grows up. Thank u Obama." Hate radio and the Tea-Party are loving it, as well they should. It will offend most, and polarize America as much as any right-wing talk show host. Those of us who want a kinder and more peaceful nation need to speak out against those like Moore, who sabotage our efforts (remember he backed Nader, who threw the election to Bush). [Read more...]
Dec 9, 2014. In May 2011, John McCain made his own investigation into the claim that CIA torture produced the information that led to finding bin Laden. He went straight to the CIA and was told the claim and the "facts" that supposedly supported it were false. [Read more...]
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Dec 9, 2014. In 1988, Reagan signed the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which stated that torture could never be used under any "exceptional circumstances, whatsoever." When doing so he concluded by saying, "By giving its advice and consent to ratification of this Convention, the Senate of the United States will demonstrate unequivocally our desire to bring an end to the abhorrent practice of torture."
George Bush understood that this is how the American people feel about torture, which is why he felt compelled to say "This government does not torture people. We stick to US law and international obligations." (Fox news clip, 0:52, "Oct 5, 2007). [Read more...]
Dec 7, 2014. For his party, it made no sense, but for Schumer, it did. Everyone from Krugman to the Republicans has pointed out that NY Senator Schumer's attack on Obamacare was wrong and a bit crass. So why did he do it? There's no word on that. So zFacts looked into it. To add to the mystery, Schumer has been the Dems top messaging guy (chairman, Communications Committee) for years. So this was no accident. To figure it out, let's check the timing. [Read more...]