June 1, 2008
Opinions vs. facts

New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt addressed factual challenges to an op-ed column by Edward N. Luttwak that claimed that a President Barack Obama would face problems visiting Muslim countries because he would be viewed as an apostate. (Obama's father was a Muslim, but Obama is a Christian.) The results of Hoyt's investigation: I […]

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June 1, 2008
Seen on the freeway

Going into work yesterday I saw two sets of two cars stopped by the side of the road. In each case, the second car was bringing gas to the first, as evidenced by the big red gas cans being used. For the record, one of the out-of-gas cars was a Toyota Prius. Yep, apparently some […]

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):

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New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/05/electric-cars-california-newsom/

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe) https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1525821101749714944

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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