Joseph Ratliff is a daily news specialist for AllSides.
Joseph frequently agrees with the far left but more often aligns with the policy ideas of neoliberals, and thus often finds himself torn by the left’s internal debates. He isn’t quite sure how to label himself politically, and he thinks that’s okay.
Joseph graduated from Brigham Young University in 2019 with a bachelor’s in international relations. He has since worked in journalism at MuckRock, a nonprofit that specializes in public records, and in politics for the Andrew Yang campaign, where he worked as a field organizer. Most recently, Joseph volunteered as a content moderator for our friends at Abridge News.
Joseph enjoys grappling with difficult ideas and challenging assumptions—those of others as well as his own. When he’s not busy telling people they’re wrong, he likes to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, catch up on the latest Twitter drama, and browse TikTok. He also regularly makes a heartfelt effort to get into cooking, painting, and reading literature. He has yet to succeed.