Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 07:58 PM PST

Paris Climate Agreement Could Have Little Impact

Paris Climate Agreement Could Have Little Impact

Sam Brock fact checks the force or futility of an international climate agreement.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 07:45 PM PST

What’s a Mass Shooting? Statistics Difficult to Define

What’s a Mass Shooting? Statistics Difficult to Define

In this Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at various sources of mass shooting data to get to the truth behind the numbers.

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 05:39 PM PST

President Obama’s ISIS Strategy a Good One, Experts Say

President Obama’s ISIS Strategy a Good One, Experts Say

A chorus of criticism was aimed at President Obama this week as he announced his plan to defeat ISIS by air force. Will his strategy be effective? Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 at 07:13 PM PST

Ellis Act Changes Could Protect SF Tenants

Ellis Act Changes Could Protect SF Tenants

Can new legislation aimed at protecting San Francisco tenants from Ellis Act evictions really work? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 07:28 PM PST

Fact Checking the Milwaukee GOP Debate

Fact Checking the Milwaukee GOP Debate

Sam Brock fact checks the fourth Republican debate in Milwaukee.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 at 07:04 PM PDT

Paul Ryan Gets Third Most Speaker Votes in Two Decades

Paul Ryan Gets Third Most Speaker Votes in Two Decades

GOP leaders worry that new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has inherited a great divide within the Republican Party. But the numbers behind today's vote seem to tell a different story. Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 07:06 PM PDT

Mission Moratorium Won't Halt Housing Demand

Mission Moratorium Won't Halt Housing Demand

Will a proposition on the San Francisco ballot intended to put a halt on building in the Mission District preserve or push out long time residents? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT

SF Housing Bond Aims to Make City More Affordable

SF Housing Bond Aims to Make City More Affordable

Mayor Ed Lee is campaigning hard for Proposition A, a housing bond on the city's ballot this Election Day. Could it really help make the city more affordable? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 at 10:31 PM PDT

School Shooting Numbers Difficult to Define

School Shooting Numbers Difficult to Define

Sam Brock looks at where the most recent school shooting numbers come from and if they check out.

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 03:31 PM PDT

Colorado Makes Big Money from Legalized Marijuana

Colorado Makes Big Money from Legalized Marijuana

A new report says Colorado brought in more money from marijuana taxes than alcohol taxes. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

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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