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Colbert goofs on Texas schools, Thomas Jefferson

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 06:01 p.m.

Statements about the budget shortfall fall short

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.

By :: Published on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 10:58 a.m.

Phoenix as kidnapping capital tops reader favorites

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

"Pardon me, but your bias is showing!"

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.

By :: Published on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Colbert: 'Who are these PolitiFact guys?'

The Colbert Report does a segment on our fact-checking. And no, we're not Russian.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 10:40 a.m.

We bring truthiness to 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert invites us on his show. We put Colbert and his guests to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.

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