When Selective Outrage Takes Over Congress

I’ll admit that I have little use for Marjorie Taylor Greene. Similarly, I’ve never thought that highly of Maxine Waters either. Both represent an ideologically extreme and unnecessarily combative approach to representative governance that I find counterproductive. As a result of their...
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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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Past Electoral College Vote Objections by Democrats, Explained

From the Left Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Lean Left. In today’s bipolar political discourse, it’s easy to wave away controversies because “both sides do it.” This dynamic has reared its head once again, this time regarding Republican senators and House members...
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What Causes A Vicious Cycle of Polarization, and How Can It Be Reversed? Highlights and Takeaways from New Research

Political polarization in the United States has been on the rise , with partisanship and gridlock increasing in Washington. This impedes the country’s ability to overcome urgent challenges. Affective polarization, such as increased animosity towards political opponents, is especially...
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Why News Outlets Differ on Calling Arizona for Biden

A peculiar feature of Wednesday’s post-election protests was some Trump supporters’ chants of “shame on Fox!,” in reference to Fox News , the right-leaning news media giant. While data shows Republicans trust Fox more than any other outlet, President Trump has publicly criticized the...
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Story of the Week: Biden Projected as Next President by Major News Outlets; Trump Starts Legal Challenges

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. UPDATED 11/7/20 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election Saturday by multiple major news networks, as his vote tally reportedly passed President...
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Trump vs. Biden on Education Policy, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on education policy, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda pledges to build...
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Trump vs. Biden on Tax Policy, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on tax policy, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump's second term agenda pledges to cut taxes to...
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Trump vs. Biden on Gun Rights and Gun Control, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on gun control and gun rights, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda...
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Trump vs. Biden on Healthcare, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on healthcare, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda includes an “America-...
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