Ponzi puzzle: A closer look at Ryan and claims he agreed with Perry that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme
When House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was asked whether he agreed with Rick Perry about Social Security being a Ponzi scheme, it created a firestorm. We took a closer look at what was said.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston bumped heads with S.C. Johnson, one of the nation’s largest private companies, the collision renewed a longstanding tax-fairness debate. And we decided to sort out some of the confusion.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
When we marked our one-year anniversary, we asked readers for their thoughts on our first year. It was an open invitation -- repeated on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere -- to weigh in on our work. Take a look at what they had to say.
By Greg Borowski :: Published on Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 5:33 p.m.
We’re taking a short break from setting pants on fire to use our matches to light up a birthday candle. It has been a year since the launch of PolitiFact Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s fact-checking operation. A look back at a busy first year.
By Greg Borowski :: Published on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
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