Obama’s Final Numbers

Summary The numbers are nearly all in now. What they show about what really happened during the eight years that Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed. The economy gained a net 11.5 million jobs. The…

Obama’s Record on Toxic Cleanups

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt criticized former President Barack Obama for leaving “us with more Superfund sites than when he came in.” This is misleading for multiple reasons: While Pruitt is right, his agency doesn’t use this metric to…

World Opinion of Trump and U.S.

At a campaign rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump said “the world is starting to respect the United States of America again.” Surveys suggest otherwise. The Pew Global Attitudes Project found that citizens in 35 out of 37 countries have less confidence…

No Nationwide Sharia Ban

Q: Has a judge banned Sharia law across the United States? A: No. The judge pictured with a bogus headline proclaiming a nationwide ban was the host of a daytime court TV show. FULL ANSWER A headline proclaiming that a…