How The Media Uses Data to Mislead You

From the Center This piece is from a writer rated Center. We live in the age of information consumerism . Forms of knowledge and data that in the past would've taken months to discern and study are now ingestible at the click of a button. Considering the strides we've made in technology,...
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An Expert's Proposals for Social Media Reforms May Appeal to Both Parties

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. There are disagreements over what role social media companies should play in securing our First Amendment rights and what role, if any, our government should play in regulating hate speech and disinformation. In this context,...
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Past Electoral College Vote Objections by Democrats, Explained

From the Left Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Lean Left. In today’s bipolar political discourse, it’s easy to wave away controversies because “both sides do it.” This dynamic has reared its head once again, this time regarding Republican senators and House members...
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Story of the Week: Congress Confirms Biden's Victory; 4 Dead After Capitol Chaos

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday after tallying states' Electoral College votes. Shortly after, President Donald Trump released a statement saying "there will be an orderly...
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Media Bias Alert: Washington Post Omits Details on “Peaceful” Hawley Protesters

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and The Daily Wire (Right bias) both accused the Washington Post (Lean Left bias) of media bias for its report on a protest that occurred Monday night outside Hawley’s home. In addition to displaying media bias by omission and slant , the...
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When Democrats and Republicans Actually Agree on Police Reform

The public was very aware of police behavior in 2020. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor became household names, and widespread protests took place around the country. As we start the year 2021, is there any hope for bipartisan police reform? Surprisingly, Republicans and Democrats can agree...
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Congress Just Reached Two Major Agreements by Overwhelming Margins. How Well Did News Outlets Cover the Stories?

Congress agreed to two major pieces of legislation by overwhelming margins in the past few weeks. On December 21, it passed a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill, which also included temporary funding for other government operations. It then overrode a veto from President Donald...
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Media Bias in 2020: A Look Back

A lot happened in 2020, and media bias could be seen in almost all of it. As we put a chaotic 12 months in the rearview mirror, let’s briefly return to the year’s biggest stories in the form of a media bias calendar. From conflict in the Middle East and the start of the global pandemic to...
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Story of the Week: $600 Or $2,000? Stimulus Checks Debated As Payments Begin

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. $600 COVID-19 stimulus checks begin going out this week after months of negotiations, as debate simmers about increasing the checks to $2,000. President Donald Trump and many Congressional Democrats support more...
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Story of the Week: Congress Passes $900B Coronavirus Relief Bill; Trump Threatens Veto

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Lawmakers agreed on a long-debated stimulus bill worth nearly $900 billion this past weekend, attempting to relieve economic fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The proposal includes $600 direct...
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Weekly United News Roundup: Early Dec. Polls Found Americans of All Political Stripes Strongly Supported A New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Plus, a bipartisan “908 Coalition” and increased openness toward the vaccine Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill Sunday night. Polls conducted in early December found the desire for a new stimulus bill was shared among Democrats and...
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Story of the Week: Electoral College Confirms Joe Biden's Victory

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Members of the Electoral College cast their votes Monday to confirm President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Biden received 306 electoral votes, over the 270 needed to win, and...
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