How Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” Can Help Us Find Common Ground

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...
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Story of the Week: White House Advances COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts, Developing Standards for 'Vaccine Passports'

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Biden administration is working with the private sector to develop standards for proof-of-vaccination credentials, informally referred to by some as vaccine "passports." Such credentials could potentially be...
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Story of the Week: Vaccine Rollout Expands As Cases Fall

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will expand its COVID-19 vaccine distribution, as new cases of the virus continue to fall. The government will boost its weekly vaccine shipments to states from 11...
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Reopening Schools During COVID-19: Democrats, Republicans Both Care About Their Children's Well-Being

With the 2020 election process winding down, focus should increase on issues facing communities such as managing school reopening and virtual learning during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In this time of hyper-partisanship and limitless access to information, it’s easy to find...
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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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Story of the Week: Virus Spikes in Florida and Across South, Falls Elsewhere; Interpretations Differ

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Florida set a U.S. record earlier this week with over 15,000 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases reported in a single day, solidifying itself as a North American coronavirus epicenter while other regions seem to gain...
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Story of the Week: Outlook for Second Coronavirus Wave Marked by Confusion

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Concerns about a possible COVID-19 coronavirus resurgence are being met with conflicting statements from leaders and health experts. Some health experts say the first wave of the virus has yet to subside, while...
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Fake News Alert: Fact-checking What Trump Actually Said About Disinfectant

During the White House coronavirus press briefing on April 23, President Donald Trump set off a firestorm of mudslinging and misinformation when he inquired about possibly using disinfectant to treat people with COVID-19. Fact checkers were all over the place after Trump made the comments...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Response Poised To Cost Trillions

President Donald Trump's administration and Congress have been working to pass a series of stimulus packages and response measures to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus . The packages — which are likely to cost over $1 trillion in total — would account for hundreds of billions...
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