Doris Kearns Goodwin is a historian and author. Her books include Lyndon Johnson and The American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and The Kennedys, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir, and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
Stand up for the facts!
Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact.
I would like to contribute
Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.
In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.