Beyond Left vs Right: 14 Types of Ideological Bias

Authoritarianism versus libertarianism, nationalism versus globalism, traditionalism versus progressivism — ideological bias in politics (and beyond) is no longer just about left versus right. Sometimes people get mad about the AllSides Media Bias Chart . “How can you put Jacobin and the...
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Story of the Week: Attorney General William Barr Under Microscope

Attorney General William Barr has recently been the center of controversy, following several disputed decisions by the Justice Department and a disagreement about social media between President Donald Trump and Barr, the nation's chief law enforcement official. Public controversy began...
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Media Bias Divides Coverage of Klobuchar's Bill Maher Appearance

A recent height comparison of U.S. politicians spurred the latest example of media bias, differing narratives on either side of the party line, and a journalistic laziness that, when sanctioned, can cater to misinformation. Minnesota Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar (D...
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Help Rate Media Bias! Take the Survey

Help AllSides rate media bias by taking our blind bias survey ! You'll be asked to assess whether content from popular media outlets is biased to the left, center, or right. It should take about 5 minutes. We're seeking people from all over the political spectrum to rate the bias of news...
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Story of the Week: Bernie Sanders Wins NH Primary, Gains Momentum

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won Tuesday's Democratic primary in New Hampshire with 26% of the vote, building momentum as the party's apparent 2020 front runner. Sanders was followed closely by former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg (24%) after the two emerged neck-and-neck from...
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Story of the Week: President Trump Acquitted of Two Impeachment Charges

The third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history ended Wednesday, as President Donald Trump was acquitted of two charges in Senate votes that largely mirrored party lines. Senators voted 52-48 to acquit the president of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstructing...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment: Arguments For and Against Removing the President

House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team each concluded opening arguments before the Senate over the past week, setting the stage for a final questioning period Thursday before starting debates on calling witnesses and documents. Democrats and many on the...
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Story of the Week: Sharp Partisan Divides Mark Start of Senate Impeachment Trial

President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial began Tuesday, with each side using opening arguments to attack and diminish the opposition. In a call for civility Tuesday night, Chief Justice John Roberts scolded members of both parties after hours of bitter disagreements and partisan...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment Moves to the Senate

A team of House representatives chosen as "impeachment managers" present the articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate Thursday afternoon, setting in motion the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Opening arguments begin next Tuesday, when 100 Senators become...
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Will Twitter’s New Restrictions Help or Hurt Civil Discourse?

Twitter will soon let you restrict who can reply to your tweets. The social media giant is experimenting with the following controls that it plans to roll out globally later this year: Global - Anybody can reply to your tweet Group - People you follow and mention in the tweet can reply...
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Story of the Week: Iran, U.S. Trade Missile Strikes as Tensions Rise

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning, saying the U.S. "is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it," after a series of missile strikes in the Middle East seemingly brought tensions between the U.S. and Iran to a head. A U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Major...
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Political Polarization Is No Longer Just Red v Blue: It’s About Memetic Tribes

The United States is politically polarized — but perhaps not in the way you think. We tend to think of “polarization” as two competing red and blue tribes, each far away from the other in belief, values, and ideas, battling for political territory. Republican versus Democrat. Elephant...
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Story of the Week: Militias Mount Violent Protests at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iran-backed Iraqi militias mounted two days of protests at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, destroying property and trapping diplomats inside, before dispersing Wednesday night as the U.S. began deploying additional military forces to the region. The protests were in response to U.S...
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More Impeachment Articles Possible Against Trump

Lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee indicated Monday that more articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump could be possible, as House Democrats work to uncover potential new evidence of impeachable conduct by hearing testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn...
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