May is Older Americans Month. The motto is “Never too Old to Play.” I say, let’s change that to “Never too Old to Get Involved.” Brain activities are recommended. So, let’s get to it.
****Let’s go to Politifact. And please do not think that the only thing you can get here are boring facts. They are so interesting – and they make you think. Go to the top menu, and find where it says “Truth-o-Meter.” When you click on it, choose “By Subject” on the drop-down menu. Let’s choose “Medicare” (the list is alphabetical). There are actually 6 pages devoted to assessing truth or fiction associated with statements about Medicare. You can click on the words underneath each Truth-o-Meter to read in more detail. There’s tons to read. So exercise that brain!
The lead story on Politifact on April 30th was Who to blame for the price at the pump? Click and read!
The top menus allow you to check out individual presidential candidate statements, information from some states, promise meters, and more. Check them out!
****Let’s now go to FactCheck.org. This site looks more like a newsletter. The top menu is hard to read. But click on Ask FactCheck, and you get a nice list of items you might have heard on the news or in a coffee shop.
Then there’s the Viral Spiral, also on the top menu, which gives the truth about virus emails you may have received. Click on a question, and you will be taken to a new page with the full email, and the full facts, too.
The FactCheck Wire responds to questions or statements by candidates. Click on one of interest, and you will see the video of the ad or campaign stop where the claim is made. Then the claim is fact0checked, giving you plenty of detail to think about.
****We’ll be back next week with ways to exercise that body, too!