How a Hijab-Wearing Muslim and a MAGA Hat-Wearing Conservative Formed a Friendship

Amina Amdeen is a Muslim who wears a hijab. She’s been in situations where people have tried to remove her hijab from her head. So when she saw a group of protestors trying to light conservative Joseph Weidknecht on fire and snatch a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat from his head, she...
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A House Divided: Polarization, Media Bias, and Why You Should Care

The following is a guest post from Et Socialum.com. Birds of a Feather Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, it’s a good bet that most of the people you interact with share many of your beliefs. Republicans flock to Republicans – Democrats flock to Democrats. If this is...
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Media Bias Revealed in Coverage of Violent Portland Rally

Media reports surrounding a Portland rally in which the presence of far-right and far-left groups resulted in violence — including the beating of a journalist — have much to reveal about media bias. A video Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan posted to Twitter during the demonstration on Saturday...
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We Polled Our Twitter Followers During the Democratic Debates. Here's What They Think About Healthcare, Student Debt and More

The first Democratic debate had Twitter ablaze on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Ten candidates debated on the first night, with the other 10 debating on night two. AllSides live tweeted the event, and conducted a number of polls to see how our followers felt about some key issues. Let’s...
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Project Veritas Story on Google Bias Reveals Left/Right Divide

This morning, YouTube, which is owned by Google, removed a video created by Project Veritas, a nonprofit founded by conservative James O’Keefe that is dedicated to exposing corruption. The video showed undercover footage of Google executive Jen Gennai discussing the tech giant’s search...
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Story of the Week: As Tensions Escalate With Iran, Opinions Diverge on Intervention

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he called off a military strike against Iran, which was planned in response to reports that the country shot down an unmanned U.S. drone. The strike would have killed an estimated 150 people, a result Trump said was "not proportionate" to...
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American Airlines CEO Sounds Warning About Political Polarization and Technology That Divides Us

“Polarization stifles healthy debate, free thinking and compromise, and replaces them with rhetoric, groupthinking, and anger.” Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines, recently gave the graduation keynote speech for Southern Methodist University’s class of 2019 — and his...
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Story of the Week: Sarah Sanders Resigns as White House Press Secretary

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will depart her post later this month, according to President Donald Trump. In the wake of the announcement, media outlets and pundits were divided over her two-year performance. Some celebrated her tenure as successful and accused the media of...
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Story of the Week: Virginia Beach Shooting Reinvigorates Gun Debate

Twelve people were killed and four injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The spree reinvigorated the debate around firearm ownership, with a particular focus on gun silencers, which the shooter used to carry out the attack. In the wake...
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Audit Finds Evidence of Google's Bias Toward These Media Outlets

A new audit shows Google is biased toward a small number of major media outlets — and most of them have a Left-leaning political bias. One-sided information isn’t healthy for democracy, yet the world's most popular source of news and information displays a major bias. Back in October,...
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Story of the Week: Mueller Speaks Out About Russia Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller held a press conference on Wednesday in which he urged Americans to read his report and said it was "not an option" to charge President Trump with a crime under Department of Justice regulations that bar the indictment of a sitting president. Both sides...
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When Talking to Conservatives, Liberals May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor's note: Stay tuned for a list of words conservatives may want to avoid when talking to liberals. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates...
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Is CNN Fake News?

Is CNN fake news? President Donald Trump famously told a CNN reporter, “You’re fake news” in January 2017. Fake news is now a term that has been used countless times by the media, political leaders, commentators and everyday people. People from all sides of the political spectrum believe...
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Story of the Week: Multiple States Pass Near-Bans on Abortion

Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia, among another states, have moved to effectively ban abortion, passing legislation that would prohibit in the practice in nearly every circumstance. Some have decried the bills as oppressively anti-woman, while others dispute the idea that terminating a...
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