Articles from September, 2011

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.

Inside the SC Johnson vs. David Cay Johnston dispute on corporate taxes

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.

Opening up our mailbag ... er, email account

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.

Getting out our matches, this time to light a candle

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.