Story of the Week: Attorney General Barr Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, engaging in several tense exchanges with Democratic senators who accused him of obscuring special counsel Robert Mueller's findings and covering for President Trump. Some harshly criticized...
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Story of the Week: Joe Biden Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Joe Biden announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, emerging as a potential frontrunner in a crowded field of hopefuls. Some praised the former vice president as the best option to beat President Trump, while others criticized his record and his behavior...
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Easter Worshippers or Christians? Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats Accused of Bias

In the aftermath of the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 Christians and others who were observing the holiday and wounded 500 others, some commentators and media figures criticized statements from prominent Democrats as being biased (subconsciously or not)...
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Story of the Week: Mueller Report: Trump Implicated or Vindicated?

In a press conference today, Attorney General William Barr said that the Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, adding that there was insufficient evidence to indict President Trump on obstruction of...
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Story of the Week: Julian Assange Arrested in London: Justice or a Violation of the Free Press?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London yesterday and charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. Media outlets, pundits, and politicians across the aisle are split: Some say that Assange must be punished for exposing classified information, while others say that...
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Students Meet Their Political "Other" Using Mismatch by AllSides

Our current, polarized political landscape is reverberating through our classrooms. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we are counting on them to forge a more positive path that is less divisive and less dysfunctional. How can teachers prepare students with the skills and...
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Story of the Week: Joe Biden's Behavior Towards Women: A #MeToo Moment or Blown Out of Proportion?

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden has come under scrutiny after former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores accused him of smelling her hair and kissing the back of her head without her consent during a 2014 campaign rally. Six additional women have come forward with similar claims, and Biden has...
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Story of the Week: Did the Media Blow It on the Mueller Report?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, but the report "does not exonerate" President Trump on obstruction of justice, according to Attorney General William Barr. Some criticized the mainstream media's original reporting on...
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Story of the Week: Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Leave 50 Dead

New Zealand experienced its deadliest attack last week after a gunman who had expressed racist and anti-immigrant views shot and killed 50 people at two different mosques. Some criticized President Trump in the wake of the attack and accused him of stoking white nationalism, while many...
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“Offense Archaeology:” How Digging Up Past Sins Became a Political Weapon for the Left and the Right

Last week, nonprofit Media Matters for America, which AllSides gives a media bias rating of Far Left, unearthed statements Fox News host Tucker Carlson (Far Right media bias) made on a shock jock radio show between 2006 and 2011. The reveal was designed to put pressure on advertisers to...
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Story of the Week: Senate Votes to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

The Senate voted to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall funding, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in passing a resolution to reject the move. The vote is slightly symbolic, as Trump will likely veto the measure. The move divided conservatives in...
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Political Polarization in America, in Two Fascinating Charts

Polarization in America is something I've been able to get a clear sense of when reading the news or checking social media, but ever since I saw these two charts illustrating the problem, I haven't been able to get them out of my head. The first, from The Economist (Lean Left media bias...
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