Unpacking Georgia’s Controversial New Voting Law

Georgia’s newest voting legislation has stirred up a hurricane of political sensationalism and media bias this month, leaving much of the public confused about what the law actually does and why it remains controversial. The bill, titled “Election Integrity Act of 2021” or SB 202 , was...
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It’s Not Just Them: Research Suggests Irrational Biases Across the Political Spectrum

In our increasingly polarized age, it has become commonplace to attribute our political opponents’ beliefs to their irrationality. Advancements in psychology seem to validate this view: we are prone to confirmation bias, engage in motivated reasoning, and become self-insulated in social...
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Story of the Week: White House Advances COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts, Developing Standards for 'Vaccine Passports'

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Biden administration is working with the private sector to develop standards for proof-of-vaccination credentials, informally referred to by some as vaccine "passports." Such credentials could potentially be...
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Surveys Show Republican Voters Actually Support Increasing the Minimum Wage, Just Not to $15/Hour

U.S. Congress will consider a $15 minimum wage for the second time soon. Joe Biden and most congressional Democrats want to more than double the minimum hourly wage from its current level of $7.25. Although Democrats have this policy goal, survey data (see below) show that the majority of...
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How a Famous Democratic Socialist and Christian Conservative Forged a Deep Friendship

Cornel West and Robert P. George are unlikely friends, but they are so close they call each other “brother” and regularly talk about friendship and faith across political differences. West, a Democratic Socialist, public intellectual and self-described “revolutionary Christian,” and...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Revive Debates on Gun Control, Racism

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17 that left eight people dead was followed by another mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday in which 10 people were killed. The Atlanta shooting sparked...
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Unpacking Media Bias and Narratives Around Asian-American Violence

After eight people — six Asian women, one white man and one white woman – were killed in a shooting in Atlanta last week , there’s been debate as to whether or not the media has been correct to tie the incident to anti-Asian hatred and racism. Some have accused the media of bias in their...
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Surveys Say Republicans and Democrats Both Support International Cooperation, Alliances

In terms of foreign policy, there are misleading stereotypes of Democrats and Republicans. Supposedly, Democrats are strongly supportive of international cooperation, while Republicans are nationalistic, wanting to focus on America before other countries. Yet surveys of Republicans...
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AllSides Live: Media Literacy and Nonpartisanship with Scriberr News

AllSides Live, our Instagram Live show , recently featured a chat with Scriberr News , a nonpartisan multimedia news platform, about media literacy and nonpartisanship. Scriberr is dedicated to reporting the truth fully and giving all sides to controversial, political issues so that...
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Perspectives: Critical Race Theory

Is critical race theory (CRT) valid, or is it a problem? Does it unite us or divide us? Is it racist or anti-racist? Explore all perspectives, stances, and arguments for and against critical race theory with AllStances™ by AllSides . Critical Race Theory is Necessary to Defeat Racism CRT...
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Are Republicans or Democrats More Compassionate? Research Says It May Be a Trick Question

We know the stereotypes of “bleeding heart” liberals, compared with conservatives who are supposedly less caring. But what does academic research say on the topic of which party is more compassionate? According to research published by Dr. Meri Long of the University of Pittsburgh,...
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