Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 06:58 PM PDT

Are Bay Area Rental Prices At All-Time Highs?

Are Bay Area Rental Prices At All-Time Highs?

Rental prices have been rising in virtually every part of the Bay Area. The oft-repeated, off-the-cuff comment about the Bay Area, and San Francisco in particular, is that it’s among the costliest places to live...

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:25 PM PDT

Tax Deadline Approaches — Do You Feel Lucky?

Tax Deadline Approaches — Do You Feel Lucky?

As we approach the April 15th tax deadline, many of us [procrastinators] will feel ambivalence upon pressing the ‘submit’ button on our e-file forms or dropping the 1040 papers into the mailbox.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 07:05 PM PDT

Reality Check: CA Climate Credit

Reality Check: CA Climate Credit

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock explains why some people are getting money back, and if the PG&E rebate program will actually work.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 at 07:45 PM PDT

Reality Check: Deportations Under Obama

Reality Check: Deportations Under Obama

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock fact-checks the claim the Obama administration is focusing deportation on those who "pose a threat."

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 09:40 PM PDT

Reality Check: Obamacare Deadline

Reality Check: Obamacare Deadline

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into some of the facts and "fables" surrounding the Obamacare deadline.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT

Khanna Says He Won't Take Corporate Money

Khanna Says He Won't Take Corporate Money

To a population disenchanted with the functionality of its government, and specifically, an inept Congress struggling to pass even core legislation (government shutdown, anyone?), visions of reform and campaign...

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT

Billionaire Bracket Bust: Winners and Losers

Billionaire Bracket Bust: Winners and Losers

Warren Buffett is the second-richest man in America and by all accounts an investor whose savvy is both legendary and transcendent.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 06:55 PM PDT

Reality Check: Airfare Fees

Reality Check: Airfare Fees

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the claim that bundled airfare fees are a way for the government to cover up tax increases.

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:55 PM PDT

Reality Check: California's Epic Drought?

Reality Check: California's Epic Drought?

California is no stranger to droughts, as you only have to go back a couple of years to find the last time the state struggled to produce adequate water resources.

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.

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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