This midterm election was the second-highest youth turnout during the midterms in the past 30 years. If political leaders hope to be successful, it’s obvious they need the youth’s support. The problem is that both parties are missing what the current youth votes – and non-votes – are telling them.
For those of us who would like to build bridges between warring factions, the challenge is about to become much greater.
Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was hospitalized after being attacked at his San Francisco home Friday.
AllSides’s CEO John Gable spoke at the 2022 Concordia Summit about bridging the partisan divide.
The White House hosted a "United We Stand" Summit to counter the “corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy”. It's no secret that bridge-building is more important than ever.
At AllSides, we frequently address the problem of political polarization, but how bad is it really? Do you have an accurate perception of the state of political polarization in the country?
Here’s some of the research that explains why it’s natural to resist changing your mind – and how you can get better at making these shifts.
In calling out what he sees as threats to democracy, Biden may have done more harm than good.
The Forward Party recently merged with the Save America Movement and the Renew America Movement. With Forward's announcement, also came waves of criticism– despite this, there are reasons to believe Forward is both a viable and worthwhile option for Americans.
Both sides are concerned about democracy being under threat — but often for very different reasons.
When examining elections, one may conclude that their competitive nature means they’re inherently divisive. Yet when expanding one’s viewpoint to see the shared values that have fostered our democratic republic, many commonalities are revealed.
Our systems of elections are a partisan construct where incentives to seek advantage can often conflict with fundamental democratic principles.
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics recently released data that shines light on the state of political polarization and discourse in the nation.
With more people distrusting the fairness of news media than ever before, it may be no surprise to some that the American public has become increasingly skeptical of news media as misinformation.
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.
It might be a good time for pro-choice believers to look for guidance from the most prominent feminist voice to ever serve on the Supreme Court.
American democracy is in crisis. Two commonly proposed reforms seek to strengthen our democracy by attacking partisan polarization directly. One seeks to create an American multi-party system. The other hopes to craft a specific three-party system that adds a strong centrist party to our current two parties.
Many observers of politics lament the growing levels of political polarization in the United States. Although there is a case to be made that America’s most divided days came during the Civil War, polarization has no doubt reached striking levels in the present moment.
Over time these distortions warp society’s perception of reality, breaking down our ability to find shared understanding.
What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is abortion murder, or is abortion a constitutional right and a woman’s choice that should be protected?