Recommended Reading / September 24th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
The most disappointing thing about the police reform negotiations is how close they were to success.
Recommended Reading / September 23rd, 2021 / By Moníca Guzman, Braver Angels
How two women connected in spite of differences on a very polarizing topic: mask mandates in schools.
Recommended Reading / September 10th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
The president realized that he had to get much tougher, much louder and much angrier.
Recommended Reading / September 6th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
Pro-choice and pro-life advocates both see the new Texas abortion law as key to the future of abortion access.
Recommended Reading / August 27th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
We’ll see in the weeks ahead if cooperation can be achieved in the wake of a horrific terrorist attack.
Facts & Data / August 24th, 2021 / By Andrew Weinzierl
About 77% of Americans agree that photo ID should be required when voting in U.S. elections, according to a recent survey conducted by AllSides.
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.
Facts & Data / August 12th, 2021 / By Andrew Weinzierl
About 65% of Americans are currently dissatisfied with the nation’s policies to reduce or control crime, more than any time in the 21st century. This comes as President Biden’s approval rating on crime sits at 38% and the percentage of Americans that think crime is “extremely serious” sits at a 20-year high.
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 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 21st, 2021 / By Hyria Stuart
Social Security is sometimes described as the “third rail of American politics.” It got this name in the 1980s because it was so popular among both Republicans and Democrats that if any politician dared to “touch” Social Security and cut it substantially, the politician’s career would...
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 13th, 2021 / By Andrew Weinzierl
In the aftermath of the 2020 Presidential Election, a lot of debate has ensued around election procedures in the United States — heightened by allegations of voter fraud or voter suppression — which has led to hundreds of laws being proposed in nearly every U.S. state that would make significant changes to the voting process.
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 / June 29th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
Watch what happened when Trump voters and Clinton voters got together in the same room.
Recommended Reading / June 7th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From The Center This view is from an author rated as Center. When an armed mob invades the U.S. Capitol and threatens the lives of their elected representatives, it seems reasonable to investigate the causes for the insurrection to keep it from happening again. But for congressional...
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...
Recommended Reading / May 18th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com. “If we really want America great, we do it together.” -- Black Lives Matters leader, after having been invited onstage at a conservative rally. ”Hawk Newsome stood defiantly with his...
Recommended Reading / May 17th, 2021 / By Sukhayl Niyazov
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. The coronavirus pandemic led to the emergence of conspiracy theories about the origins and nature of the new virus. In part reflecting intense political polarization in the United States, conspiracy groups like QAnon have risen...