Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM PDT

Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

In a congressional race to represent Silicon Valley -- one that's being watched around the country --Democrats Mike Honda and Ro Khanna advanced through California's top-two primary system Tuesday night, and are...

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 09:15 PM PDT

Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Regulations in SJ, Reasonable?

Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Regulations in SJ, Reasonable?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the San Jose mayor's proposal to regulate pot dispensaries in the city.

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 08:45 PM PDT

EPA to Tighten Carbon Emissions Standards

EPA to Tighten Carbon Emissions Standards

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the EPA's latest plan to reduce carbon pollution by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:00 PM PDT

Reality Check: PG&E Most Reliable Utility?

Reality Check: PG&E Most Reliable Utility?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines PG&E claims in its advertisements that the utility is making services "safer" and "more reliable."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 06:09 AM PDT

Does Freezing Your Jeans Work?

Does Freezing Your Jeans Work?

Surprisingly, it appears that the freeze method is something that people actually do instead of washing their jeans.

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 08:20 PM PDT

Reality Check: Fair Pay at McDonald's?

Reality Check: Fair Pay at McDonald's?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claims McDonald's offers fair pay and gives all its employees the chance to rise up the ranks.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 04:09 PM PDT

Ronald Reagan a Gold Standard for Conservative Policy?

Ronald Reagan a Gold Standard for Conservative Policy?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at claims about the late Ronald Reagan and his conservative record.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 07:55 PM PDT

Is Stanford's Coal Divestment a Clean Break?

Is Stanford's Coal Divestment a Clean Break?

Stanford University is a national leader in a whole variety of categories that place it among the highest-rated universities anywhere in the world.

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 08:35 PM PDT

Republicans Don't Believe in Climate Change?

Republicans Don't Believe in Climate Change?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock goes behind the numbers of Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that climate change has played a role in recent wildfires.

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 03:55 AM PDT

Residents And Businesses Asked To Conserve Water

Residents And Businesses Asked To Conserve Water

It’s been a few months now since the Santa Clara Valley Water District recommended that water suppliers, like the San Jose Water Company, ask their customers to reduce water usage by 20 percent because of...

ABOUT REALITY CHECK

Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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