Welcome to zFacts! Fair, Not Balanced
If one side is fanatical or just plain wrong, balance is no virtue. ZFacts takes on both extremes — left here and right here, Code Pink and the Tea Party. You won’t find that anywhere else. We focus on facts that shed light on key issues, not just media factoids.
July 24, 2016. The Republicans have spent four years preparing to chant "Lock her up!" Which they did, day after day, at their national convention. Their eight Benghazi investigations had turned up evidence only against the CIA and the Military. In fact, Republican heroes Geist & Teigen (of "13 Hours" fame) prove that any fatal mistake was the CIA's. So the Republicans' strategy has degenerated into outrageous lies proven false by their own final Republican majority report on Benghazi (I'll call it the "Report"). [Read more...]
Prior to June 7, Hillary had won 28% more popular votes than Bernie. On June 7, she won 33% more than Bernie.* She’s now ahead of him by more than 3.5 million (and this counts all the popular votes in all the caucus states.)
She has only won 21% more elected delegates than Bernie, because the caucuses are stacked against her. They suppress 75% of the voters than would vote in a primary, and these [Read more...]
|Hillary Clinton, June 7, 2008|
June 7, 2016. “In 2008 after Hillary lost North Carolina [back on May 6], she made it clear that our days of attacking Obama were behind us and that we were not to do anything that would make it more difficult for Obama to win a general election.” — Geoff Garin of Clinton’s 2008 campaign team.
Unfortunately, this year’s runner up, has announced he will continue attacking her till the convention, in spite of having no real chance. That’s why Hillary still needs your vote.
Exactly eight years ago, on June 7, 2008, Clinton suspended her campaign for President and threw her full-throated support behind Obama — even though [Read more...]
Bernie’s a fighter. He says he’s going to keep winning over superdelegates all the way to a contested convention. So here’s all he needs to do:
- Keep Hillary from getting any of the 144 undecided supers.
- Get 305 pro-Hillary supers to switch to him.
As of Sunday May 5, he had 1501 to Hillary’s 1776. But there are still 774 pledged (elected) delegates up for grabs. It’s sure Hillary will get more in Puerto Rico and DC, but Bernie may well get more in the other June 7 contestants, even though the polls still show him behind in the two big states, CA and [Read more...]
To win Michigan, Bernie sent out the tweet shown below. It implies that Clinton caused the ruination of Detroit, supposedly by backing NAFTA.
Besides Toyotas (not under NAFTA), Bernie also “forgot” automation, white flight from Detroit, the rise of manufacturing in the South, and Bush’s great Recession. That’s a lot to forget when accusing the likely Democratic candidate for president of destroying a major American city along with its working class. None of this had anything to do with Hillary. [Read more...]
Over the negative din of politics, it can be hard to hear what’s positive. Hillary Clinton has given $17.6 million of her speaking fees to charity (see below). That’s 26 times as much as she made on her three Goldman Sachs speeches combined, or 50% more than she made on her 51 speeches in 2014 and 2015. Before presenting the details, let me summarize.
- Her fees were not the least bit unusual given her stature.
- Over 100 lesser known Americans are also in the $200,000+ category.
- The Goldman Sachs fees were below her average fee.
- She gave $17.6 [Read more...]
According to a recent poll, 41% of Trump supporters favored bombing Agrabah, the central (and fictional) location of the Disney film Aladdin. Update: 30% of Republicans and 19% of Democrats also favor bombing the Disney City. The gap is bigger for opposition. Only 13% of Republicans oppose bombing Agrabah, while 36% of democrats do. Hillary’s supporters seem a bit sharper … [Read more...]
Trump says that “with the terrorists you have to take out their families.” He doubled down on it in the Dec. 3 debate when Rand Paul questioned his plan. Trump replied, “So they can kill us, but we can’t kill them? That’s what you’re saying?”
Trump’s reason? “When they say they don’t care about their [own] lives, you have to take out their families.” That’s to stop future terrorists. Obviously you can’t kill the families ahead of time; you don’t know who they are. So after the attack, kill the families to scare the next would-be terrorist. Let’s think how that works … killing babies… [Read more...]
June 2, 2016. The democratic platform and convention are both in jeopardy. And the press has completely missed the surprising answer to the title question: Why did Bernie do this? It's the key to this whole mess. [Read more...]
On May 24, Washington state held a primary and Clinton won. No big surprise except for the fact that a lot more people voted in it than voted in Washington’s earlier caucus, which Sanders won 73% to 27%! Just hang on.
Bernie is on track to lose the nomination, and he blames it on a rigged party system. It sounds logical that it would be, but do the facts back that up? [Read more...]
Oct 20, 2014. Republicans claim Democrats are bad for business, but the stock market disagrees. It rose more than twice as fast under Obama as under Reagan. In fact since Reagan (1981) stocks have gained 13% under Republicans and 450% under Democrats. That’s 35 times more, and they had six years less time. [Email the Fact Card] [Read more...]
Oct 18, 2014. The Republicans left Obama with unemployment claims running higher than at any time since Reagan in 1982. Democrats (with the Republicans obstructing) reduced that to its lowest level in 14 years according to the Press. But, compared to the number of jobs, it’s at its lowest level since they started collecting data in 1967. [Email the Fact Card] [Read more...]
Oct 11, 2014. For at least the last 85 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Ten times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? [EMail the Fact Card] [Read more...]