Colbert asked Don McLeroy, a former chairman of the State Board of Education, why he wanted to yank Jefferson from schoolbooks. Not so, McLeroy replied.
The Texan had a point.
Texas is $27 billion short of what agencies say they need to continue current services — a hard number on the shortfall that’s been talked about for months, giving us a chance to review statements that didn't hold up.
When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.
Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time.
He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.
The Colbert Report does a segment on our fact-checking. And no, we're not Russian.
Stephen Colbert invites us on his show. We put Colbert and his guests to the Truth-O-Meter.