Recommended Reading / August 18th, 2021 / By "The Conversation" Contributor
People tend to overestimate or underestimate risk. The pandemic brings this into stark relief. Picture someone wearing an N95 mask while walking their dog through a deserted park. Contrast that with someone entering a crowded bar maskless in an area with high coronavirus transmission rates.
Recommended Reading / August 17th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
This is a friendship all about appreciating differences — and helping other people to do the same through their leadership.
Recommended Reading / August 13th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
U.N. experts published an alarming report this week calling climate change a “code red for humanity.”
Recommended Reading / August 5th, 2021 / By Jackson Lanzer
Both Democrats and Republicans have begun to fight for improved and expanded mental health resources.
Bias / August 2nd, 2021 / By John R. Wood Jr.
You hear a whole lot of talk about “narrative” these days. Who is setting the narrative? Which candidate is winning the news cycle? Which party’s message is breaking through? It all gets to feeling a bit tactical. I guess that’s the point. We live in the age of the attention economy, with...
Recommended Reading / July 30th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
Thanks to the Delta variant, it feels like we are on the precipice of a much larger and more dangerous divide in American society.
Recommended Reading / July 27th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
Unlikely friends from opposite sides of the contentious Roy Moore trial. (Just don’t mention Auburn and Alabama.)
Recommended Reading / July 23rd, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. Joe Biden spent most of his presidential campaign preaching the virtues of bipartisanship. In the face of immense skepticism from most of the inner concentric circles of national politics, he has kept up that mantra through his...
Common Ground / July 19th, 2021 / By Marcia Beckford
Divisions in Washington, D.C. can seem bitter, so it can be helpful to remember more positive bipartisan experiences that began only a few years ago and continued afterward. A two-day road trip made by two Texas congressmen from different political parties from San Antonio to Washington,...
Recommended Reading / July 16th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. President Joe Biden spoke at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, where he called the debate over voting rights “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil war.” The next day he went to...
Common Ground / July 13th, 2021 / By Jackson Lanzer
Imagine that the economy has imploded and you have just been let go from your job. After months of tirelessly searching for a new job, your savings have been depleted and you are forced to foreclose on your home. As you sit, stressfully contemplating your plans for the future, what are...
Recommended Reading / July 13th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com in late 2018. One of the unfortunate symptoms of growing political hostility in America is a tendency for larger groups of people gathering for one side or another to get belligerent...
Bias / July 6th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
A trip to Africa led Pearce Godwin, founder of the Listen First Project, on a journey to heal what’s broken with American democracy.
Bias / June 29th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
Watch what happened when Trump voters and Clinton voters got together in the same room.
Recommended Reading / June 29th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com . As the Culture War accelerated to include the truly transcendent battle ground of fighting over chicken sandwiches, two participants in said Culture War called an audible – they spoke...
News / June 23rd, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
John R. Wood, Jr.’s biracial background and bipartisan parents laid the framework for his extensive career working across differences and divides.
Bias / June 15th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
Tru Pettigrew discusses how he has built bridges in his community in The Reunited States' Everyday Heroes video series.
Recommended Reading / June 15th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
The friendship between Supreme Court icons Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia seemed quite impossible. Among other things, the two bonded over their love of opera — but theirs was a relationship built on so much more — they laughed together, traveled together, and shared real mutual respect.
Recommended Reading / June 3rd, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
“Well I don’t know what will happen now, we’ve got some difficult days ahead…” -- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He would be assassinated the next day. Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com . At a time when we...
Recommended Reading / May 31st, 2021 / By Jackson Lanzer
Blocks from a Hard Rock Cafe and nestled between graffitied buildings, the ruins of the Stoa Poikile sit, crumbling and nearly overtaken by greenery. Millennia before American brands dotted the streets of Athens, these ruins had served as the lecture hall for Zeno of Citium , the founder...