THE TRUTH FECKIN’ MATTERS…

December 26th, 2017

I learned of Bruce Bartlett’s handy little book—The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide To Separating Facts From Lies And Stopping Fake News In Its Tracks—while watching his interview with Jordan Klepper on The Opposition. The narrative isn’t anything I’m not aware of, but for many of my students who struggle with determining what is real and what isn’t, I think the book would be a great gift at $8.99 for any high school or college student.

My takeaway is Bartlett’s list of useful websites for vetting the news.

Congressional Research Service I
Congressional Research Service II
Consumer Price Index Calculator
Consumer Price Index (personal) Calculator
FactCheck
Federal Reserve Economic Data
Google Guide
Google Newspapers
Google Scholar
Guidestar
Journal Storage
Journalist’s Resource
Monkey Cage
National Bureau of Economic Research
Oxford University Press
Politifact
Polling Data at Real Clear Politics
Polling Report
PundiFact
RealClearPolitics
Science News
Snopes
Wayback Machine

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