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Jan 08 2020
Trump to address nation after Iran strikes bases in Iraq
President Trump will address the nation from the White House at 11 a.m., following Iranian forces’ launch of more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases in Iraq early Wednesday local time, marking the most significant Iranian attack in a growing conflict with the United States.
The al-Asad air base in western Iraq, which houses some U.S. troops, was hit by at leastWashington Post
Feb 22 2021
Reducing Polarization: Learn That the Other Side Thinks of You More Positively Than You ExpectFrom the Center
This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center.
As friendships and family relationships continue to strain or break over political disagreements, Americans are learning firsthand about a new kind of political polarization: affective polarization. Affective polarization is when we not just disagree with the other side, but show contempt for them.
How much weRolf Hendriks
Aug 12 2014
Michael Brown shooting: Activists appeal for calm
The death on Saturday of Michael Brown, 18, has sparked two nights of unrest.
"To become violent in Michael Brown's name is to betray the gentle giant he was," said the Revered Al Sharpton, flanked by Mr Brown's parents.
The FBI and the US justice department's civil rights division have opened an investigation into the shooting.BBC News
Oct 19 2012
Obama, Romney Trade Jokes; Critics Aim At Obama's 'Optimal' Comment
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, as predicted, took on the challenge of being funny last night at the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City Ã¢â‚¬â€ which as we said Thursday has become a quadrennial must-stop on the campaign trail for those seeking the White House.NPR (Online News)
Oct 28 2014
Watch The Co-Founder of The Weather Channel Talk About How Global Warming is a Myth
Last night co-founder of The Weather Channel John Coleman sat down for an interview on Fox News' The Kelly File to talk about how he believes global warming climate change is a myth. During the segment Coleman takes on everyone from Al Gore to the scientists who refuse to present both sides of the climate change debate at universities across the country.Townhall
May 27 2015
Nebraska is the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty
Nebraska's conservative legislators "argued that the death penalty is a wasteful and ineffective government program that costs too much and accomplishes too little," according to Robert Dunham, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. That's probably correct: because of intense and extended litigation, imposing the death penalty in the US is significantly more expensiveVox
Nov 02 2020
Collection of Op-Eds For/Against Donald Trump and Joe Biden
Got a strong opinion on how to vote in this year’s presidential election? You’re not alone.
Here’s a range of op-eds written by people from throughout the political spectrum, making various cases for why you should (or shouldn’t) vote for either President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
(These are all opinion articles and don’t necessarily align with the overallAllSides Staff
Aug 03 2020
When China Wins the Next U.S. Election
In a hyper-polarized political environment like ours, it’s not often that we can identify a policy area where there is strong bipartisan agreement. But even in the middle of this scorched-earth campaign season, there is one critical issue on which Democrats and Republicans have achieved a strong degree of unity.
They agree that China is bad.
As is often the case, President TrumpDan Schnur
Aug 22 2013
Gore says climate change deniers melting away
Former Vice President Al Gore said he's optimistic about the future of the climate change debate, arguing Republicans are growing weary of global warning deniers.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Gore said climate change activists are in the process of "winning the conversation," just like activists won the civil rights movement.CNN (Online News)
May 13 2015
Islamic State Second-in-Command Killed in Airstrike, Iraq Says
Iraq’s Defense Ministry said an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in the country has killed Islamic State’s second-in-command.
The strike targeted a meeting of Islamic State leaders at a mosque in the city of Tal Afar, west of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh, killing several people including Abu Ala Al Afri, according to a statement Wednesday from the ministry.
TheWall Street Journal (News)