Story of the Week: Gay Marriage Ruling

From news headlines to Facebook, the most discussed, celebrated, hated, and debated topic in the U.S. this past week has been the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the country. Both sides of the issue claim they are on the side of the Constitution. Today...
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How Important is the Truth?

Do you base your political decisions upon logic or upon emotion? Are you willing to disregard problematic facts in order to remain loyal to your political party? How critical is the truth when it comes to your political opinion? If you consider these absurd questions, you may be surprised...
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How to Spot Your Partisan Bias

Whether extremely conservative or steadfastly liberal, partisan minds think alike in many ways. And the reason why may be deeper than we realize. While we might consider ourselves unbiased and logical, the truth is that Americans often simply come to reflexive conclusions about politics...
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How Partisan Politics Narrows Your Thinking

When it comes to politics, do you think for yourself? Or do you allow politicians, the media and political parties tell you what to believe? You may consider these questions ridiculous, if not downright insulting. Of course no one tells you what to think! Perhaps there are weak, stupid,...
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Story of the Week: Battling ISIS in Iraq

The President has just authorized sending up to 450 additional troops to Iraq. The stated goal: increase training of local security forces in their fight against ISIS. There are already 3,100 U.S. troops at four training sites in Iraq. Is this move reasonable, too aggressive, not...
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AllSides For Schools: Dialogs

AllSides For Schools June 4, 2015 JOIN US FOR A Sneak Peak at Dialogs SEE IT IN ACTION Watch the Demo AllSides has been working over the past few months to provide online dialogs for the classroom. We've been collaborating with a partner on the technology, tested it a classroom, and...
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Story of the Week: New EPA Water Protection Rule

Before we get into our featured story, we have a question for you: wouldn't it be great to get all the top stories about your own state in the AllSides multiple-perspective format? If you happen to live in Utah, we've got good news! You can do that here . Utah is our first region-specific...
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Story of the Week: Bin Laden Doc Release

This week, U.S. intelligence officials declassified a large number of the documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. What do they reveal? At the time of this writing, the media is just beginning to explore this story, but what we see so far is that these documents...
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Story of the Week: Trade Deal

Earlier this week Obama's own party resisted his lobbying for a major trade bill, but on Wednesday Senate leaders said they had forged a deal to move forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Will this bill ultimately be considered a bipartisan...
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Story of the Week: Rand Paul Interview

GOP Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky announced his candidacy for presidency this week. Shortly thereafter, he had a tense interview with Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie . It was contentious enough to attract a lot of media attention afterward. What happened? Was the line of questioning...
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