The emotions evoked by this war understandably provide for some pretty contentious interactions between those who are not directly affected by the war, let alone those who have family connections or have lived in the region. Something we’re not seeing–or seeing as often–however, are constructive conversations from those with differing perspectives about the current conflict taking place.
Polarized language obscures nuanced perspectives on the Israel-Hamas conflict by framing empathy for victims as support for the worst actions of the leaders and militaries associated with them.
Dianne Feinstein, previously the U.S.’s oldest sitting senator, died at 90 on September 29, 2023. The California Democrat was mourned across the aisle.
Learning to listen to each other and decreasing polarization immunizes us to disinformation and propaganda and is, therefore, a matter of national security.
Luke Combs recently released a cover of Tracy Chapman’s song “Fast Car.” His cover sits at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Why does “Fast Car” continue to resonate with Americans across differences?
Today, we find ourselves in a high-stakes struggle. Polarization is tearing us apart, pushing us towards a precipice where civil war is not an unthinkable consequence.
Former President Donald Trump has recently championed rhetoric that exacerbates America’s partisan polarization by extrapolating his personal legal troubles, and his perceived political persecution, to the voters who support him.
Here are four common challenges that often come up in conversations about transgender issues and how to navigate them.
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in 2023 sparked both excitement and fear in the United States and around the world. Here's how international media portrayed AI's risks and rewards.
What if there were a way to heal the partisan political divide in our country by making a simple change to our voting system? It is called Approval Voting, and to understand it, let’s look at how our country chose its most loved dessert.
In today’s polarized political landscape, it can be easy to fall into a pre-defined category: Liberal or Conservative, Republican or Democrat. But what if we tried to think outside the box? In that spirit, we asked members of the AllSides team to try to define themselves politically...
Somehow, Biden and McCarthy managed to resurrect the art of compromise in an extraordinarily uncompromising time.
Dialogue is essential but insufficient: We need bigger, better ideas to scale up the massive mountain of political polarization.
It pays to divide! Whether it be from politicians looking to appease their base and get donations, the media seeking to increase revenue and engagement, or political commentators and influencers looking to get more air time, the market for division is booming. We’re going to talk about some of their tactics today.
April 17-23, 2023 is the 6th annual National Week of Conversation , where thousands of Americans will join together to help bridge the divide between Americans by having conversations despite differences. To learn more and join an event, click here.April 17-23, 2023 is the 6th annual...
Work culture disruption has created valuable learnings and some new challenges that organizational leaders must navigate.
The bridging movement believes in seeing the best in people, and acknowledging our differences resulting in action to reach a compromise that acknowledges our commonalities. Yet the question remains what happens when the issue at hand needs immediate action or the personalities involved are dangerous and offensive.
I hit the road to talk to Americans of all stripes; with a grant from my graduate program at the University of Oxford, I drove to visit over 150 cities, towns, and villages in all 50 states
In the small mountain community of Estes Park, Colorado, residents gather monthly to strengthen their sense of interconnectedness and talk about the issues facing them – from guns and responsibility to homelessness.