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Political campaigns need a respectful makeover

November 16, 2013 by

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We know the last year has been torture for you. You enjoyed the civility of the 2012 campaign so much that you’ve been crying most of this year without the

Did the President get it wrong on bayonets?

October 24, 2012 by

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In this article on the Fox News website this morning, the writer maintains that Pres. Obama misstated the facts on the military’s current use of bayonets. The President said there are “fewer”.

UPDATE- Fact-checking the final debate

October 23, 2012 by

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There was no shortage of misstatements in the final debate. Here’s how PolitiFact and FactCheck.org saw it: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/22/fact-checking-third-presidential-debate/ http://factcheck.org/2012/10/false-claims-in-final-debate/

Evaluation after the debate

October 22, 2012 by

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The debate tonight was mostly civil though some might object to the President’s occasional  interruptions. As we’ve done in the previous debates, we’ll offer a few

Tonight’s debate and fact-checking

October 22, 2012 by

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Will the final debate stick to the facts? We won’t know until it’s over but we can be sure that fact-checkers will be busy deciding what is true and what isn’t. We also can count on each side spinning the

We must demand honesty from politicians and media

October 19, 2012 by

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Presumably, we want honesty and respect in our elected officials. We want them to be civil when they talk to each other. So why do we tolerate the falsehoods, distortions and name-calling that permeate politics today? Is their behavior as much our fault as

Evaluation after the 2nd presidential debate

October 17, 2012 by

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Regarding respect for the facts in last night’s debate, here’s the verdict of two independent fact-checkers: http://www.factcheck.org/ http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/16/fact-checking-town-hall-debate/ To contact

Evaluation during the 2nd presidential debate

October 16, 2012 by

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Though the candidates were up close and personal a couple of times, this debate was overwhelmingly civil and respectful. As we did with the previous two debates, we’ll publish the two

Tonight’s 2nd presidential debate

October 16, 2012 by

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Tonight’s debate may draw more viewers than the first. They’ll be watching to see whether  Pres. Obama can redeem himself after his disappointing performance in the first debate. As usual, we’ll be looking for

He says the polls weren’t accurate

October 15, 2012 by

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A talk host we no longer mention by name “corrected” all the polls today. The radio broadcaster invalidated the results before the second Romney-Obama debate, saying “Obama was never

Sunday talk shows, part 2- Faulty arguments

October 14, 2012 by

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“Meet the Press” guests included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (pictured, home page). The Democrat said, Biden “clearly won the debate among independents.” He added that the vice president outpolled Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) by 51 to 30. “The fact of the

Conservative host can’t be civil or respect the truth

October 12, 2012 by

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Sean Hannity said tonight on Fox News that Vice-President Joe Biden is “a weird man, troubled,” “unhinged, over the top” and a “person who’s having an emotional crackup.” Hannity was talking about the debate last night between Biden

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