To reduce political polarization, we need to change the electoral systems that currently amplify incentives for politicians to be divisive, both in terms of how they act and what they say. One such system that could lessen the desire of those running for and elected to office to engage in polarizing activity is ranked choice voting (RCV).
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.
Lawmakers have only days to pass legislation preventing a shutdown of the federal government. In this blog, we’re tracking major updates, examples of media bias, and more.
There are many things that may cause Biden to leave office. Impeachment is not one of them, and every moment we spend discussing it is a waste of time and brainpower when our nation’s leaders suffer from profound shortages of both.
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.
The social media platforms drive us toward our preferred topics and viewpoints not out of malice but rather for bottom-line business reasons. The longer you stay on their website, the more money they make.
In the early days of social media, when the promise of connections around the world seemed real, likely some people would have associated social media with broccoli. Now social media has lost its luster. But with the right kinds of policy reforms, can some of social media’s luster come back?
The group being stereotyped, and sometimes denigrated, goes by a variety of names. Some of them sound neutral: “centrists,” “moderates,” “bi-partisans,” "trans-partisans." Other names are explicitly critical: “cowards,” “frauds,” “complicits," “wishy-washy.”
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...
Book restrictions have been a widely covered topic by outlets across the spectrum for quite some time now. However, coverage often tends to imply differently what a "book ban" really is, who's responsible for it, and how it affects availability of texts.
This piece was originally published by Newsweek (Center bias) . People who rely on major news aggregators like Google News, Bing News and Yahoo! News for their political news are being ensconced inside filter bubbles, and this drives greater polarization, division and dysfunction in...
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
There is growing distrust of news outlets and accusations of media bias in today’s climate. This growing distrust may have serious implications.
Was the event widely referred to as the Jan. 6 Capitol riot truly an “insurrection,” or just a riot? Media outlets on the left and right reveal political bias in how they describe the events of Jan. 6.
The Department of Energy believes with "low confidence" that the most likely origin of COVID-19 was a lab leak in China.
America's partisan polarization can feel insurmountable, but at AllSides, we believe that cross-partisan understanding and respect can help bridge the gap. Here are five things you can do instead of buying into the idea of a “national divorce.”
On what issues do Republicans and Democrats agree – and disagree – on areas of life satisfaction? A new poll helps answer the question, and shows us that there's more common ground that we might imagine.
Could partisan responses to the State of the Union be reinforcing the one-sidedness they aim to counter?