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Nov 04 2022
The U.S. added 261,000 jobs in October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The civilian unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% in September to 3.7% in October.
Key Quotes: “Notable job gains occurred in health care, professional and technical services, and manufacturing,” the BLS report explained. The report also said Hurricane Ian, which killed over 130 people as it hitNew York Post (News) Yahoo News CNBC
Jan 12 2022
President Joe Biden and Democrats are fighting to push new voting laws while condemning Republicans' efforts to do the same. Are their concerns warranted or exaggerated?
In 2021, there were 285 new election laws passed across 42 states. In Georgia, new rules prevent government entities from mailing unsolicited absentee ballots and tighten how ballot drop-boxes are used. In Texas, votersNational Review CNN (Online News) Newsweek
Nov 03 2016
Perspectives BlogAs the final days of the 2016 presidential election approach and people head to the polls, will any of the October (or November) surprises change their vote? With FBI Director Comey's decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails at a time when it won't be finished by Election Day, the biggest question seems to be: Will it matter? Opinions differ wildly as Harry Reid has John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jan 10 2022
After nearly two years of partisan divides over COVID-19 lockdowns, some Democrats are now pushing to avoid lockdowns even as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. reach new highs.
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) is in a stand-off with the city's teachers' union; Lightfoot says in-person classes should resume for Chicago schools, but the union disagrees. In New York, Democratic leaders haveThe Daily Caller Politico Associated Press
Jan 05 2017
Perspectives BlogThough President-elect Trump has been telling people to "move on", the FBI and CIA are continuing to investigate if Russia had a role in hacking during the election. Obama was briefed today and Trump will be tomorrow. Trump has been outspoken in his feelings towards the intelligence community. Going forward, after Inauguration Day, it's unclear if continued investigations will take place or not John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Oct 20 2016
Perspectives BlogThe 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
Jan 06 2022
One year later, media across the spectrum are reflecting on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
One person was shot and killed, more than 140 law enforcement officers were hurt, and over $2 million in damage was done to the Capitol building as a mob sought to disrupt Congress's confirmation of the 2020 presidential election. The fallout continues: over 700 rioters were arrested, andNational Review Pew Research Center CNN (Opinion)
Jan 04 2022
A record 4.5 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in November — 370,000 more than the previous month — according to a Labor Department report released Tuesday.
The report, based on the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), noted that other kinds of job separations, such as layoffs, remained relatively unchanged. Job openings decreased by 529,000 to 10.6 million — capping offNew York Times (News) Forbes Washington Examiner
May 25 2017
Perspectives BlogMick Mulvaney, the White House Budget Director, revealed President Trump's budget for 2018 titled A New Foundation for American Greatness. As expected, the response has been mixed. Many people on the Left decry the cuts to social programs, while those on the Right who believe our government spending is out of control support the cuts. Trump's international visits were also big news this week. John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jul 28 2016
Perspectives BlogIf you were an alien dropped from outer space to the U.S. last week and you watched the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, you might assume these conventions have been discussing two different countries entirely. You might even decide there are two different Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons, based on how the two camps describe each other. As we did last week for the GOP convention John Gable, AllSides Co-founder