NPR Media Bias Update

Thanks to your feedback, we recently updated several media bias ratings , and first on the list is NPR (reminder: we only rate the articles found on the web, not the broadcast radio programs). Up until now, the AllSides NPR media bias rating has been Center, but data collected in recent...
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Breaking Through Filter Bubbles with Technology and Civil Discourse: TED Talk

Photo credit: Ryan Lash / TED Technology created stronger filter bubbles, civil discourse and technology can free us This is the original script from the TED talk on breaking out of filter bubbles and bridging divides through civil discourse, given by John Gable and Joan Blades on...
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Resignations, Elections and Time Magazine: Sexual Harassment in the News

It's been another full week of sexual harassment being in the news. Today Sen. Al Franken (D) announced that he was resigning and yesterday Rep. John Conyers (D) retired from his seat early. Neither have official replacements yet. The upcoming Senate election in Alabama between Trump-...
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Impact of the Proposed Tax Bill

The vote on the GOP's proposed tax bill could come as early as today. There is a whole lot of information out there about what the bill supposedly will and won't do for the American people. Take a look at our snippets to get a clearer picture of how the Right, Left and Center portray it...
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How do I have a non-partisan Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving from the whole team at AllSides! As much as we all enjoy the delicious food, w e know that Thanksgiving is a time when you might see relatives that you haven't seen in a while. As everyone is sitting around the table, the conversation might turn to politics, and often,...
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GOP Budget Passes House

The GOP's $4 trillion budget narrowly passed the House today in a vote of 216-212, after last minute negotiations with high-taxed states and those concerned with deficits. Next, the bill goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, putting the party one step closer to achieving tax reform...
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U.S. Stays in Iran Nuclear Deal... For Now

In the past, the president had suggested that the U.S. might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal previously established under his predecessor. This week, President Trump announced that he would be decertifying the deal, but not pulling out of it. This action sends the deal back to Congress...
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Media for the Common Good: Part One

Editor’s Note: At AllSides, we generally focus on media bias and how to break through it by providing more balanced news using multiple perspectives to get a better, broader understanding of the topic. But there is much more to journalism than that. This guest article provides a glimpse...
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Last Chance for Repeal and Replace

The Graham-Cassidy bill is seen as the last chance Republicans have of repealing and replacing Obamacare. After September ends, the Senate will need 60 votes to pass any healthcare legislation (currently they only need 50, plus a tiebreaker by VP Pence). There are 4 hold-out votes - Sen...
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