A regular feature from The Washington Post challenging everything you think you know.
No, they aren’t only for rich people.
The U.S. embargo isn’t to blame for all its problems, and the island isn’t frozen in time.
It’s not really controlled by Pakistan, and it doesn’t have a plan for governing.
It wasn’t inspired by the French Revolution, and mosquitoes weren’t the deciding factor.
He actually remained close with Taliban leaders — but not so much with Iranian officials.
No, it doesn’t lead to violent crime, and no, those strains aren’t that different
No, increasing student athletes’ compensation won’t turn off fans or conflict with Title IX.
Paying isn’t always the best way to get your data back.
No, the doctrine doesn’t let officers off the hook, and getting rid of it won’t result in a flood of lawsuits.
No, it’s not replacing the dollar anytime soon - but that doesn’t mean it’s just a fad.
Misinformation and shame hinder our ability to treat a common health problem.
No, they don’t “hibernate” between appearances.
Yes, these laws save lives.
Actually, they’re good for democracy.
No, gun owners aren’t all conservative.
No, it’s not just an inner city problem. And it’s not the result of individual failure.
No, the mRNA vaccines don’t change your DNA
Actually, very few workers are paid based on their job performance.
It doesn’t necessarily involve crossing a border. You can be trafficked in your hometown.
No, the Tuskegee study did not infect people with syphilis.
Jan. 6 didn’t end corporate PAC donations, and sunlight isn’t the best disinfectant.
Actually, the pope isn’t always infallible - and Francis isn’t a liberal.
He’s not actually that moderate - and he’s not middle-class.
They aren’t all conservative, and abortion hasn’t always driven their politics.
The elderly aren’t the group that feels most isolated.