I have written news articles or fact-checks on a variety of topics including health care, immigration, foreign policy, legal issues, education policy and the environment.
Gov. Scott’s misleading claim earned a “Pants are on Fire” rating: Rick Scott says we have ‘record funding’ for the environment in Florida
President Obama’s fish tale: Do the fish swim in the streets of Miami at high tide, as Barack Obama said in Paris?
Debunking a falsehood about climate change: Warmest year on record a hoax because of margin of error? That’s wrong
Gators vs. Guns: Are alligator attacks more common than ‘attacks’ by those with a gun permit in Florida?
Loss of voting rights for felons: Samantha Bee says buying weed or tampering with an odometer or lobster trap are felonies
Homicide and race statistics: A look at statistics on black-on-black murders
Florida mandates vs. Obamacare: Marco Rubio says Florida mandates coverage of more conditions than Obamacare
Distortion about vaccines: Ben Carson says pediatricians realize need to cut down number and proximity of vaccines
Republicans shaped Obamacare: Rick Scott misleads about the inventors of Obamacare by ignoring Republicans’ roles
A Pants on Fire about undocumented immigrants: Donald Trump wrongly says the number of illegal immigrants is 30 million or higher
Falsehood about Trump’s border wall: Donald Trump says of course Mexico can pay for the wall — because of the trade deficit
Defining hate groups: Is the Center for Immigration Studies a hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center says?
Counting votes: The electoral college vs. the popular vote: Could states do an end-run around the current system?
Death penalty: Has the U.S. Supreme Court banned all state laws that make execution mandatory for murderers?
Illegal immigrants’ rights: Do undocumented immigrants have Constitutional rights?
History of college tuition: Was college once free in United States, as Bernie Sanders says?
Florida’s Hispanic students: Jeb Bush says Florida’s Hispanic students perform ‘the best’ of any Hispanic group in U.S.
Debunking myth about ‘Islamic indoctrination:’ Did the U.S. Education Department introduce an Islamic indoctrination program for public schools?
Voter registration security: Is online voter registration more secure? Florida state senator says yes
Stand Your Ground law: Self-defense deaths in Florida have increased dramatically since ‘stand your ground’ became law in 2005, lawmaker claims
Sea-level rise spending: Is Florida spending $350 million to deal with sea-level rise?
Airbnb’s local impact: Does Airbnb decrease housing values, as Miami Beach mayor says?
Miami-Dade floats inaccurate water boast: Miami-Dade has nation’s highest-quality tap water’
Arrest of chef for the homeless: Jack Seiler says Arnold Abbott, 90-year-old, wasn’t taken into custody for feeding the homeless
Roger Stone’s Pants on Fire claim: No, Hillary Clinton did not meet with Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes
Voter purge: U.S. Rep. Hastings says Florida’s noncitizen voter purge is a “backdoor poll tax”
Presidential debates: Democratic debates set to ‘maximize exposure,’ Wasserman Schultz says, but evidence is dubious
Hillary Clinton’s Flip Flop: Did Hillary Clinton change position on the Cuba embargo?
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s meeting with Chavez: A ridiculous statement in Republicans’ radio ad says U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson ‘supports murders’
Trump’s position on Israel: Would Donald Trump be ‘neutral’ on Israel and its enemies?
FAKE NEWS DEBUNKED
Sarah Palin’s viral image: Sarah Palin’s Facebook meme on climate accord uses unrelated photo of Florida House
Sheriff’s comments on race: Did a Florida sheriff say ‘blacks should learn to act like white people in order to stay alive?’
Debunking claim about Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Headline states that Debbie Wasserman Schultz headed to a mental hospital, but that’s not true
POP CULTURE, SPORTS, ETC
Ricky Martin’s faulty Spanish lesson: Glee says the Census Bureau projects the majority of Americans will use Spanish by 2030
Dildo dis goes flaccid: Alcee Hastings’ Texas dildo claim doesn’t hold up
Super Bowl impact: Dolphins lobbyist says Super Bowl L is a ‘$500 million impact to Florida’