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Aug 22 2014
A horrifying video surfaced this week of American journalist James Foley being beheaded by an ISIS militant. Thursday, the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, declared ISIS more of a threat than al Qaeda. When asked if this means the US will take action against ISIS in Syria, Hagel replied, "We're looking at all options."There are strong opinions across the political news spectrum John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Sep 04 2018
Veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book "Fear" alleges the White House is dealing with an "administrative coup d'etat", including claims that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ignored President Trump's request to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that Chief of Staff John Kelly called Trump "unhinged" and an "idiot". White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticized the veracityReuters Washington Post Fox News (Online News)
Oct 31 2022
The nine Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments and gave their takes Monday in two cases seeking to outlaw race-based affirmative action in college admissions.
Key Quotes: Liberal Justice Elena Kagan said affirmative action helps institutions be "reflective of who we are as a people in all our variety." Conservative Justice Samuel Alito said it unjustly allows minority applicantsAssociated Press SCOTUSblog National Review
Dec 07 2017
Perspectives BlogIt's been another full week of sexual harassment being in the news. Today Sen. Al Franken (D) announced that he was resigning and yesterday Rep. John Conyers (D) retired from his seat early. Neither have official replacements yet. The upcoming Senate election in Alabama between Trump-endorsed Roy Moore (R) and Doug Jones (D) is one that has been overtaken with accusations of Moore's alleged John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Oct 07 2017
Editor’s Note: At AllSides, we generally focus on media bias and how to break through it by providing more balanced news using multiple perspectives to get a better, broader understanding of the topic. But there is much more to journalism than that. This guest article provides a glimpse into a critical aspect of journalism.
During times of upheaval, we need storiesPeggy Holman
Jan 11 2018
Perspectives BlogThe Labor Department released the December 2017 jobs report, and media outlets across the aisle have had varying reactions to the raw data. The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs, falling short of what economists expected for the month, but unemployment remained at 4.1%, which is a 17-year low. On the whole, Left-leaning outlets painted the report as disappointing with modest gains, while Right- John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Aug 24 2017
Perspectives BlogPresident Trump announced that America will be sending approximately 4000 more troops to Afghanistan. This comes after his harsh criticisms of both President Bush and Obama for their decisions in Iraq. The concern is that pulling all of America's troops out of Afghanistan would lead to a void that ISIS could take advantage of. Our newest offering for Schools - Mismatch - launched this week. John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jul 26 2021
President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced an agreement on Monday to formally end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year. “I think things are going well. Our role in Iraq will be...to be available to continue to train, to assist, to help, and to deal with ISIS -- as it arrives. But we're not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat missionNew York Times (News) New York Post (News) Defense One
Apr 13 2017
Perspectives BlogAfter Syrian President Assad allegedly carried out a chemical weapons attack on his own people last week, Donald Trump unleashed a missile strike on a Syrian air base the night of April 6th. Since then, Russia has condemned the attacks but accusations are swirling that Putin had prior knowledge of the attack. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived this week in Russia on a previously scheduled John Gable, AllSides Co-founder