Recommended Reading / July 25th, 2022 / By Kristin Shiuey
The bipartisan committee tasked with recommending how to make Congress more efficient, effective and collegial issued its latest round of unanimous recommendations Tuesday, focusing on oversight, facilities, the legislative process and continuity in times of crisis.
Common Ground / July 18th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Clear majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents "sometimes or never trust Facebook to do the right thing."
Recommended Reading / July 5th, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
The Supreme Court used to be one of the areas of government that was the least impacted by the nation's extreme polarization, frequently finding common ground, but recent SCOTUS rulings have magnified our divisions.
Recommended Reading / July 5th, 2022 / By David Meyers
A bipartisan group of 16 senators is preparing a variety of proposals to update the Electoral Count Act, and CommonSense American, which prepares briefings on legislative ideas and encourages advocacy from its 43,000 members, released survey data this week on some of those concepts.
Recommended Reading / July 1st, 2022 / By Clare Ashcraft
Whenever a political bombshell disrupts the summer months with protests, a question reappears around Independence Day: Is there anything worth celebrating this year?
Recommended Reading / June 24th, 2022 / By Divided We Fall (author)
The firestorm over abortion that was recently reignited —first by the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and now by the current decision overturning Roe. v. Wade—is merely the smoke before the conflagration.
Recommended Reading / June 20th, 2022 / By Richard Perrins
The Senate is getting a second chance to pass a civic education bill that failed to make the grade two years ago. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group reintroduced the Civics Secures Democracy Act, with the hope of sparking a Senate-wide vote to improve American students’ understanding of civics and history.
Recommended Reading / May 31st, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
Kudos to this small number of senators who are willing to buck their parties’ bases to try to find an elusive middle ground.
Recommended Reading / May 25th, 2022 / By Henry A. Brechter
On subjects such as allowing handgun ownership and conducting background checks for gun sales, majorities of the U.S. public are seeing eye-to-eye.
Recommended Reading / May 9th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
A majority vote for a pro-choice bill supported by the Democrats would mark a major step forward and an even more powerful message than a slightly stronger bill that was defeated.
Recommended Reading / April 26th, 2022 / By Divided We Fall (author)
Would reinstating congressional earmarks improve or hinder legislative gridlock as well as bipartisanship?
Bias / April 19th, 2022 / By Center for Humane Technology
Over time these distortions warp society’s perception of reality, breaking down our ability to find shared understanding.
Common Ground / April 12th, 2022 / By Divided We Fall (author)
Is America truly polarized, or is the nature of polarization misconstrued?
News / April 6th, 2022 / By Joseph Ratliff
Why would a poll showing overwhelming bipartisan unity be reported as a picture of American polarization?
Recommended Reading / March 28th, 2022 / By John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Whether it is to make people laugh, protect our family, earn respect from others, or just get through the day, most of us are just trying our best.
Recommended Reading / March 21st, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
The first important ingredient for unanimity is a villain, and American public opinion has turned overwhelmingly against Vladimir Putin.
Recommended Reading / February 17th, 2022 / By Respect + Rebellion
Would it surprise you to find out that there's some pretty deep affection running between high-profile members of the two major U.S. political parties?
Recommended Reading / February 14th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
Even on this Balkanized political landscape, there is occasional evidence of bipartisan cooperation.
Recommended Reading / January 24th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
Presidential elections are fought in between the forty-yard lines. Midterms are won and lost on the goal lines.
Bias / January 19th, 2022 / By April Gardner
The one thing we all have in common can close our ability to reason and understand each other. But there is something we can do about it.