Tom Kertscher

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. At the Journal Sentinel, he has covered a variety of local government and courts beats. A Cedarburg native, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from Ohio State University.   

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

Half Flip

No initial opposition

Full Flop

Initially she said she looked forward to it and presumed she would qualify

Mostly False

There are exceptions, but that's not the policy or practice

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

On whether Wisconsin is the most gerrymandered state

In light of new U.S. Supreme Court ruling in redistricting case, a look back at a Mostly True finding on the gerrymander claim.

Fact tracking the 2018 candidates for governor

All our fact checks on the Democratic hopefuls and Republican incumbent Scott Walker.

High 5: Most-clicked in May dominated by taxes, guns and a Pants on Fire

Two Kevin Nicholson items round out the list.

Walk-O-Meter: On 2 campaign promises on education, Scott Walker falters

Repealing Common Core, creating 'universal access' didn't happen.

What fact checks tell us about school shootings and guns

Gun laws, background checks, mental illness and more.

Back-to-back Pants on Fire

Two in a row is rare. Here's a look at our other recent POF fact checks.

Fact checking Wisconsin Republicans

Reviewing our seven most recent fact checks on Wisconsin Republicans, ahead of the state GOP convention.

Iran nuclear deal: 3 key points

Some of what to know as President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the deal. 

Politics in the prayers of the House chaplain that Paul Ryan ousted, then reinstated? Here's a look

Also: In Context look at a Senate candidate's controversial remarks calling military service a conservative value.

Military service is 'conservative value' and questioning Dem veterans' 'cognitive thought process'

Also: The High 5, our most-clicked last month.