Tom Kertscher

Tom Kertscher is a contributing writer for PolitiFact. Previously, he was a fact-checker for PolitiFact Wisconsin. 

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher


Scores killed, thousands displaced since U.S. withdrawal

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

Fact-checking the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta

The impeachment inquiry and voter suppression were center stage during the fifth Democratic presidential debate.

Did Elizabeth Warren lose a teaching job because she was pregnant?

Sorting out changes in the Democratic presidential candidate's story

Donald Trump’s complaints about light bulbs, fact-checked

Newest light bulbs are less expensive and not as dangerous as the president says.

Despite Trump remarks on El Paso and Dayton, it's a weak link between video games, mass shootings

Studies contradict Trump assertion that partly blames gaming for motivating killers behind mass shootings.

Thinking small: Why Bernie Sanders and other 2020 candidates seek low-dollar campaign contributions

One reason: Small donors can give more often.

What we know from the Truth-O-Meter about Gov.-elect Tony Evers

Fact checks that shed light on Evers and taxes, prisons and more.  

High 5 -- our most-clicked in December

Scott Walker, who is concluding two terms as governor, was a focus.

As he prepares to leave office, Scott Walker's record on the Truth-O-Meter

Eight years of fact-checking the Republican Wisconsin governor.

Scorecard on how many campaign promises Scott Walker kept

Also: The most-clicked fact checks of 2018.

Most viewed 2018 fact checks by PolitiFact Wisconsin

Also: As Paul Ryan prepares to leave office, a look at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.