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.
TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN
Whatever else emerges from this year’s presidential campaign, one thing is certain: Donald Trump is mainstreaming bigotry.
How could I seriously suggest this, given the widespread outcry against his repeated bigoted belches, and given the political harm they have caused him?
Here’s how: The Republican Party nominee has voiced and validated many voters’ worst instincts, to much tut-tutting but no disavowals of him by his party’s leaders. What’s worse, he recently doubled down by bringing on the far right’s [Read more...]
BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY
AND BRING BACK OUR POLICE!
"What has happened to law and order? ... I want to hate these muggers and murderers. 'They should be forced to suffer ... [Read more...]
There are two right-wing "stand-down" claims—one evil and one helpful. If you keep them straight you can bash the Republicans with both of them. You just need to know a few Benghazi basics and key claim of the notorious 13 Hours book (the book behind the Benghazi-attack movie).
The Republicans deliberately muddle the two stand-down claims to convince people of the false meme "She lied. People died. Lock her up." And the Democrats get confused and ... [Read more...]
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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.
This piece by Karoli Kuns, managing editor of Crooks and Liars, is one of the most shared pieces about Hillary on the web.
I have a confession to make: In 2008, I was one of the most ardent Hillary Clinton haters on the planet. I was ferocious about how much I didn’t want her to win the primaries, and I rejoiced the day she gave her concession speech. It was not until President Obama nominated Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State ... [Read more...]
What did Trump really mean? The media plays that guessing game every day. Then Trump changes his tune, and they guess again. Dan Rather is telling you how to see through Trump and avoid this trap. To understand Trump, understand Dan Rather's punch line.
The rhetoric is the candidate. [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...]
Oct 11, 2014. For at least the last 85 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Ten times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? [EMail the Fact Card] [Read more...]
1. Average of All Polls from Nate Silver’s 538
3. Polls + Econ & History — also from Nate Silver
4. Weights are 3 for Polls, 2 for betting, and 1 for Econ & History