Public discourse is so polarized today that Americans can't even agree on certain obvious facts for fear that they may discredit "us" or lend credibility to "them."
Intellectual honesty is indispensable to self-government. If we are honest with ourselves, we can determine what is true or factual. However, that discernment is complicated by agenda-driven journalism that presents facts or allegations selectively and without context.
Let's consider some obvious facts: (See documentation for these facts here.)