"The Internet is Broken": Why We Need AllSides

"When it comes to politics and cultural issues, the internet is broken.” John Gable has a passion for civic engagement that has led him from politics to technology. As co-founder of AllSides and AllSides for Schools, John is in the vanguard of those working to fix what’s broken with the...
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Story of the Week: Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. As the trial of George Floyd's alleged killer continues in Minneapolis, demonstrations and unrest broke out just miles away in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after another black man, 20-year-old Daunte Wright, was...
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Unpacking Georgia’s Controversial New Voting Law

Georgia’s newest voting legislation has stirred up a hurricane of political sensationalism and media bias this month, leaving much of the public confused about what the law actually does and why it remains controversial. The bill, titled “Election Integrity Act of 2021” or SB 202 , was...
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It’s Not Just Them: Research Suggests Irrational Biases Across the Political Spectrum

In our increasingly polarized age, it has become commonplace to attribute our political opponents’ beliefs to their irrationality. Advancements in psychology seem to validate this view: we are prone to confirmation bias, engage in motivated reasoning, and become self-insulated in social...
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Story of the Week: Debate Surrounds Biden's Infrastructure Bill, Democrats Prepare to Pass Through Reconciliation

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Debate surrounds President Joe Biden's “ American Jobs Plan ," which would alot $2.2 trillion over the next 8 years to fix roads and bridges, expand broadband internet access, invest in America's manufacturing...
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When Biden Channels His Inner FDR

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. When Joe Biden ran for president last year, there were times when it sounded like he was campaigning for Barack Obama’s third term in office. But at this early stage of his own presidency, Biden has decided that he would prefer...
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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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Surveys Show Republican Voters Actually Support Increasing the Minimum Wage, Just Not to $15/Hour

U.S. Congress will consider a $15 minimum wage for the second time soon. Joe Biden and most congressional Democrats want to more than double the minimum hourly wage from its current level of $7.25. Although Democrats have this policy goal, survey data (see below) show that the majority of...
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How a Famous Democratic Socialist and Christian Conservative Forged a Deep Friendship

Cornel West and Robert P. George are unlikely friends, but they are so close they call each other “brother” and regularly talk about friendship and faith across political differences. West, a Democratic Socialist, public intellectual and self-described “revolutionary Christian,” and...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Revive Debates on Gun Control, Racism

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17 that left eight people dead was followed by another mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday in which 10 people were killed. The Atlanta shooting sparked...
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Unpacking Media Bias and Narratives Around Asian-American Violence

After eight people — six Asian women, one white man and one white woman – were killed in a shooting in Atlanta last week , there’s been debate as to whether or not the media has been correct to tie the incident to anti-Asian hatred and racism. Some have accused the media of bias in their...
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Surveys Say Republicans and Democrats Both Support International Cooperation, Alliances

In terms of foreign policy, there are misleading stereotypes of Democrats and Republicans. Supposedly, Democrats are strongly supportive of international cooperation, while Republicans are nationalistic, wanting to focus on America before other countries. Yet surveys of Republicans...
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