Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 07:25 PM PDT

Reality Check: NBA Arrest Rates

Reality Check: NBA Arrest Rates

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock takes a look at arrest numbers for professional athletes and compares them to the general population.

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 02:20 PM PST

Reality Check: Can Crimea Secede from Ukraine?

Reality Check: Can Crimea Secede from Ukraine?

On two levels, the president alleges the Russians have violated the law. Is he right? What does the Ukrainian Constitution have to say about secession?

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 07:10 PM PST

Reality Check: Obama Right in Pushing for Sanctions?

Reality Check: Obama Right in Pushing for Sanctions?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines if President Barack Obama is right in pushing ahead with sanctions, accusing the Russians of violating both Ukrinian and International laws.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 07:55 PM PST

U.S. Eyes Sanctions on Russia - Will They Work?

U.S. Eyes Sanctions on Russia - Will They Work?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock questions defense experts about what impact, if any, sanctions would have on Russia.

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 08:55 PM PST

Bill Calls for Underage Tasting on College Campuses

Bill Calls for Underage Tasting on College Campuses

For many parents, a proposal to create a pathway for some college minors to use alcoholic beverages might sound a bit far-reaching.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM PST

Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

Reality Check: Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock digs into a decades-old debate that marijuana is safer than alcohol.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 09:08 PM PST

Reality Check: CBO Report Links Minimum Wage Hike to Job Losses

Reality Check: CBO Report Links Minimum Wage Hike to Job Losses

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock probes the CBO report and President Barack Obama's push for a federal minimum wage hike.

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:55 PM PST

Reality Check: U.S. Top Oil Producer by 2015?

Reality Check: U.S. Top Oil Producer by 2015?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at the claim the United States will move past Saudi Arabia as the world's top crude oil producer by 2015.

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 at 07:20 PM PST

Obamacare Enrollment: Will We Make It?

Obamacare Enrollment: Will We Make It?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock checks out President Barack Obama's claim that despite the early troubles, "Obamacare" is back on track.

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 09:04 PM PST

Reality Check: The Real Income Gap in America

Reality Check: The Real Income Gap in America

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at the evidence and pokes some holes in President Barack Obama's argument that the widening income inequality gap is the "defining challenge" of our time.

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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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