De Anza CivicsWatch

Our country is sharply divided over issues of civil rights, the environment, economic policy and the direction we're heading. The president derides what he calls "fake news," but he frequently makes statements that are demonstrably untrue. In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.

These webpages will provide tools – including real news – for building that understanding

  • Fact Watch fact-checking the statements made by politicians

  • News & Issues reports from credible news outlets

  • Civics 101 foundational documents and an interactive quiz

  • Get Involved resources for engagement on campus and in the community

Latest Articles

Kim Jong Un

9 questions about North Korea you were too embarrassed to ask

Here are answers to some of the most basic questions about North Korea that will help you get up to speed.

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Tax Havens Blunt Impact of Corporate Tax Cut

The new corporate tax cuts are unlikely to stimulate the level of job creation and wage growth that the Trump administration has promised, a trio of prominent economists has concluded, because high tax rates were not pushing much investment out of the United States in the first place.

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President Trump

Trump Belittled Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

"This used to be the G8, not the G7. Something happened a while ago where Russia is no longer in," Trump told reporters of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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President Trump

In the Trump Administration, Science Is Unwelcome. So Is Advice.

As the president prepares for nuclear talks, he lacks a close adviser with nuclear expertise. It’s one example of a marginalization of science in shaping federal policy.

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Muhammad Ali

Trump Considers Pardoning Muhammad Ali, Whose Conviction Was Already Overturned

President Trump said he was “doing recommendations on Muhammad Ali.” In 1971, the Supreme Court overturned Ali’s draft evasion conviction, and President Jimmy Carter issued a blanket amnesty in 1977.

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Sarah Salazar and Sonia Lopez

Her Daughter Was Shot in the Santa Fe School Massacre. Here's What It's Like For One Mother.

For Sonia Lopez, the horrifying ritual that parents endure after a school shooting has meant nursing her teen daughter through surgeries and watching her own marriage collapse.

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