I’m pretty sure I’m not supposed to shill for other newspapers here, but The Star-Ledger has entered into a partnership with PolitiFact, a national fact-checking organization. And the result is PolitiFact New Jersey — http://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/" target= "_blank">politifact.com/new-jersey/.

The group does a great job cutting through the claims and counterclaims in today’s political debates. It researches politicians’ statements and ranks them on its Truth-O-Meter. The rankings range from the obvious “True” to “Mostly True,” “Half True,” “Barely True.” It’s a valuable tool for anyone interested in public issues.

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Of course the group is still new to New Jersey, so no one yet in the Garden State has received PolitiFact’s worst ranking — “Pants on Fire.” But it won’t be long ... it won’t be long ...

Just do me a favor and don’t tell anyone you read about it here.

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