A promotional spot for Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC program stirred our interest after O'Donnell said critics likened the original GI Bill to welfare. Our plunge into post-war history led to a fact check that ranked high among the year's reader favorites.
Our checks of claims by Lamar Smith and Lawrence O'Donnell drew emails from readers. Let's sample the mailbag.
In a much-aired advertisement, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell forcefully says critics called the GI Bill welfare. That’s not quite so.