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Dec 25 2014
Help these kids today: America’s quiet homelessness nightmare is 1.3 million homeless students
Tis the season of joyful children, the unfortunate addition of candy canes to coffee drinks, and fancy DVD sets given by people who apparently aren’t aware of streaming video. And also, pleas to help the homeless.
The way that last part repeats, year after year, can make it seem like homelessness is an entrenched, unchanging part of our society. But data from recent years shows theSalon
May 19 2016
Story of the Week: Transgender Restroom AccessLast Friday, the Obama administration called for public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, saying that Title IX, which outlaws sex discrimination in public schools, covers gender identity. There is an implication that schools that discriminate could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid. With the North Carolina bathroom law John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
May 07 2014
Why Republicans Have a 55 Percent Chance of Retaking the Senate
We’ve updated the Upshot’s Senate model, which we call Leo, with the results of Tuesday’s elections in North Carolina. Thom Tillis, the State House speaker, won the Republican Senate primary there.
Leo was expecting Mr. Tillis to win. Before the election, Leo gave him an 86 percent chance of winning the nomination, either last night or in a July runoff. That number was based on pollsNew York Times (News)
Oct 20 2016
Third Debate & Election IntegrityThe third presidential debate, which is widely considered to have been the most substantial discussion of policy, occurred in Las Vegas last night. The most talked about moment didn't come when Hillary was asked about the DNC coordinated effort to incite violence at Trump rallies. It didn't come from the increased number of alleged Trump's sexual assault victims coming forward. It also didn't John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jun 15 2017
Shooting of Louisiana CongressmanYesterday morning in Alexandria, VA, a gunman opened fire on the GOP's Congressional Baseball Game practice, critically wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). In the wake of the shooting, leaders from both sides of the aisle have come together expressing calls for unity, and many have been denouncing extreme rhetoric. The annual Republican/ Democratic baseball game is still on - you John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Oct 06 2016
VP Debate PerformanceThe first and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election took place Tuesday night between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine. While there were the usual differences in coverage, there was some agreement. Everyone seemed to agree that Democrat Tim Kaine put some people off with his frequent interruptions, but many thought he helped the top of the ticket more by constantly attacking the opposition. John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Dec 12 2013
Sebelius Calls for Review of HealthCare.gov Contracting Practices
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, responding to the botched launch of the HealthCare.gov health-insurance website, said Wednesday she has called for a review of contracting practices and a new official to oversee risk.
Mrs. Sebelius testified again on Capitol Hill Wednesday and faced questions from House Republicans about issues that have plagued the rollout ofWall Street Journal (News)
Dec 04 2014
Health Spending Rises Only Modestly
It was the fifth straight year of exceptionally small increases in the closely watched indicator. The data defied critics who had said such slow growth would not continue for long once the recession ended in mid-2009.
Health spending totaled $2.9 trillion last year, up 3.6 percent from 2012, the administration said. The share of the economy devoted to health care, which appeared to beNew York Times (News)
Dec 03 2014
Hundreds of Police Killings Are Uncounted in Federal Stats
When 24-year-old Albert Jermaine Payton wielded a knife in front of the police in this city’s southeast corner, officers opened fire and killed him.
Yet according to national statistics intended to track police killings, Mr. Payton’s death in August 2012 never happened. It is one of hundreds of homicides by law-enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 that aren’t included in recordsWall Street Journal (News)
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