Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 09:15 PM PDT

Reality Check: Bridge Suicide Barrier's Impact

Reality Check: Bridge Suicide Barrier's Impact

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the research to see if the new suicide barrier project at the Golden Gate Bridge will actually bring down suicide rates.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 05:43 PM PDT

Urban Outfitters' Controversy a "Mistake" or Marketing Ploy?

Urban Outfitters' Controversy a "Mistake" or Marketing Ploy?

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Urban Outfitters' bloody-looking Kent State sweatshirt, it seems likely that what the company claimed was just a “mistake” was actually an intentional marketing move.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 08:36 AM PDT

Does Obama Need Congress Approval to Fight ISIS?

Does Obama Need Congress Approval to Fight ISIS?

The U.S. Congress began debate Monday over what authority to grant President Obama in his fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM PDT

NFL's vs. Other Pro Leagues' Policies on Domestic Violence

NFL's vs. Other Pro Leagues' Policies on Domestic Violence

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock compares the NFL's policy to those of the NBA, the NHL and MLB.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 09:44 PM PDT

Reality Check: Examining President Obama's Middle East Strategy

Reality Check: Examining President Obama's Middle East Strategy

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock explores whether President Obama's Middle East strategy is different from President Bush's strategy.

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 09:20 PM PDT

Reality Check: California's Gubernatorial Debate

Reality Check: California's Gubernatorial Debate

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock breaks down the facts and fiction that was discussed at the gubernatorial debate.

Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 at 04:22 PM PDT

AT&T’s New GigaPower Internet Service 100 Times Faster?

AT&T’s New GigaPower Internet Service 100 Times Faster?

With more and more Americans consuming TV shows and movies through the world wide web, there’s a race among internet providers to increase broadband speeds and offer the fastest possible Internet speeds.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 07:29 PM PDT

Reality Check: Obama Links Minimum Wage Increases to Job Growth

Reality Check: Obama Links Minimum Wage Increases to Job Growth

Monday, at a Labor Day rally, President Barack Obama gave a fiery speech in which he claimed that it not only helps the economy at large, but in states that have raised wages, there has been more job growth than...

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 06:15 PM PDT

CA Gas Prices Won’t Skyrocket Due to Cap-and-Trade Law

CA Gas Prices Won’t Skyrocket Due to Cap-and-Trade Law

Starting next year, California's greenhouse gas reduction law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers.

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 03:03 PM PDT

California's $11 Billion Water Bond

California's $11 Billion Water Bond

The drought crisis in California has been well-documented, with few viable solutions ready to go for the state’s water-intensive agriculture business and thirsty residents.

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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