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Tom Kertscher
Freelance journalist: PolitiFact fact-checker, AP sports reporter. Ex-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Al McGuire/Brett Favre author. Making A Murderer cameo.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 24
Does have more executive experience than ? Mostly False, my fact-check finds.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 23
My look at what a teacher did after discovering that her students couldn’t really read.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 22
Spider silk and making apparel from proteins: My chat with , CCO of .
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Tom Kertscher Apr 22
Does Medicare waste $50 billion per year? The government calls it "improper payments." But the claim by presidential candidate Tim Ryan, an Ohio congressman, is mostly on track in my PolitiFact fact-check.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 21
"Hot bread," a prayer behind second base, tucking in your skirt a certain way -- my article on sports rituals and superstitions in sports, and why they work.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 19
$50 billion per year "wasted" by Medicare? The government calls it "improper payments." But the claim by presidential candidate gets a Mostly True on my fact-check.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 18
"Hot bread," a prayer behind second base, tucking in your skirt a certain way -- my article on sports rituals and superstitions in sports, and why they work.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 18
Does the U.S. spend 1,000 times more on preparing for war than creating peace, as presidential candidate puts it? A lot depends on how you define terms, my fact-check finds.
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Another great day for the First Amendment! Here are the winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes via
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Tom Kertscher Apr 15
Just how much more does the U.S. spend on "war" than "peace"? Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says 1,000 times more. My PolitiFact fact-check finds that's Half True.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 15
. makes his presidential campaign official. Our first check of him:
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Tom Kertscher Apr 12
NFRW VP Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman to me for future story on 19th Amendment: "Those in office are acting as though we're not listening (to each other). But I have good friends who are strong Democrats, and when we sit down and have a conversation, we have a lot in common."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 11
"We've accomplished a lot, but there's so much more work to do because we still don't have parity. Our elected officials should reflect the people in this country." -- of to me, reflecting on women's 2018 wins for future story on 19th Amendment centennial
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Tom Kertscher Apr 8
Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard: "As a country, we have to have secure borders. Democrats and Republicans in the past have supported certain barriers or walls being built."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 7
Working the Atlanta Hawks-Milwaukee Bucks game with the best sportswriter-musician in Milwaukee, .
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Tom Kertscher Apr 7
My profile of Making a Murderer lawyer Steve Drizin, who represents Brendan Dassey. Long before his Netflix fame, Drizin helped abolish the juvenile death penalty in the U.S.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
"We would end our subsidies to these oil companies and basically eliminate the market for them" by transitioning to renewables. -- Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
Dem presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg: "Sometimes there's a sense of condescension coming from our party. Fairly or unfairly, I think a lot of people perceive that we're looking down on them."
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
A rare drop in Americans' life expectancy is being fueled by suicides and drug overdoses, presidential candidate Andrew Yang says. My PolitiFact fact-check finds his statement largely correct.
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Tom Kertscher Apr 5
Donald Trump's dad might have been conceived in Germany, but he was born in New York -- no matter how many times the president claims it was Germany. So, he gets a Pants on Fire in my PolitiFact fact-check.
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