Reality Check

Reality Check

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

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...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM PDT

Can CA Governor Nix High-Speed Rail Project?

Can CA Governor Nix High-Speed Rail Project?

Neel Kashkari, a Republican nomination candidate for governor, gives the impression that, if elected, he’d be able to do away with the High-Speed Rail Project unilaterally, without the support of the legislature...

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

Can NBA Force Sterling to Sell?

Can NBA Force Sterling to Sell?

Can a business owner who has committed no crime in the eyes of the government and faces no charges, be forced to sell his own property?

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 07:40 PM PDT

Dems Using Bay Area As Piggy Bank?

Dems Using Bay Area As Piggy Bank?

It’s a common perception in blue-leaning California that politicians love to swoop in for some quick cash, particularly those of the Democratic variety, and then leave just as speedily. President Obama is...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:30 AM PDT

San Jose 2nd Safest U.S. Driving City

San Jose 2nd Safest U.S. Driving City

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock goes behind the numbers to fact-check the claim San Jose is one of the safest big cities in the country.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 07:35 PM PDT

Crime and Pot in the Mile High City?

Crime and Pot in the Mile High City?

Virtually since its passage in the fall of 2012, the Colorado voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana has inspired debate from both all walks of the political spectrum and all areas of the country.

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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