Monthly Archive: June 2013

Is the House abortion bill unconstitutional as Democrats claim?

“It is unconstitutional, and it is dangerous to the health and safety of American women.” —Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D—Calif.     Summary Unconstitutional?  Unclear. The Facts The decision of House Republicans in June 2013 to pass a bill restricting abortion led to a common response from Democrats:  The bill is unconstitutional. The response from the Democrats’ chosen spokesperson in the…
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President Obama and the ideology ‘rejected by the vast majority of Muslims’

“[S]ome extremists [believe] that Islam is in conflict with the United States and the West, and that violence against Western targets, including civilians, is justified in pursuit of a larger cause.  Of course, this ideology is based on a lie, for the United States is not at war with Islam.  And this ideology is rejected by the vast majority of…
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PolitiFact’s artful dodger, editor Bill Adair

A May 28 press release announcing a new study of PolitiFact pushed the issue of selection bias in fact checking to the political front burner this week.  The response from PolitiFact’s founder and editor, Bill Adair, provides a perfect avenue for highlighting some of the worst aspects of that fact check operation. The study, from the Center for Media and…
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