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May 19 2016
With more information than ever at our fingertips, why has it become harder to fathom your neighbor’s point of view? Facebook contributes to an online echo chamber—but could also be part of a solution.
Imagine if you could flip a switch on Facebook, and turn all the conservative viewpoints that you see liberal, or vice versa. You’d realize your news might look nothing like your neighborWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Feb 18 2021
Average American life expectancy declined by a full year in the first half of 2020, according to preliminary data from the CDC. “This is a huge decline. You have to go back to World War II, the 1940s, to find a decline like this,” said CDC official Robert Anderson. The decline affected certain groups disproportionately, with males losing 1.2 years, Hispanic Americans losing 1.9 years, andAl Jazeera Reuters Washington Examiner
Jun 10 2022
U.S. inflation remained high in May and continued rising, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 1% in May compared to the 0.3% increase in April, and is up 8.6% from May 2021, the highest year-over-year rise since 1981. Goods with the biggest annual price increases were fuel oil (106.7%), gasoline (48.7%), airline faresNBC News (Online) Fox Business Associated Press
May 05 2022
About 14.9 million excess deaths were directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, according to a World Health Organization analysis released Thursday.
The WHO’s estimate was almost three times greater than the reported 5.4 million deaths directly attributable to COVID-19 during the first two years of the pandemic. Deaths indirectly associated with theWashington Post Washington Examiner STAT
Jul 27 2023
U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.4% annually in the second quarter of 2023, beating expectations.
The Details: Economists referenced across the spectrum had predicted 2% growth in Q2, which would have matched the growth seen in Q1.
For Context: There's been speculation about a possible economic recession as the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates to fightWashington Post Wall Street Journal (News) The Daily Caller
Feb 12 2022
Abortions in Texas dropped nearly 60% in the first month after the Heartbeat Act was put into effect on Sept. 1.
According to data from Texas Health and Human Services, the number of abortions performed in the state fell from 5,404 in August to 2,197 in September. The Heartbeat Act (SB 8) bans all abortions around the six-week mark when fetal cardiac activity is detected. It also allowsNational Review (News) The Guardian The Dallas Morning News
Aug 27 2015
Perspectives BlogTwo journalists from a Virginian TV news station were killed on Wednesday morning during a live outdoor broadcast. The shooting was captured on video, stunning the nation and triggering renewed dialog about guns and violence. What causes the US to have the highest mass shooting rate in the world and what - if anything - can be done about it? Today we bring you a few different John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Aug 27 2016
Is elite overconfidence surfacing again? Donald Trump says that the same experts and pollsters who incorrectly predicted that British voters would vote to stay in the European Union are now dismissing his chances to win the White House.
That’s mostly true. Before the Brexit vote, PredictWise, a website that aggregates data on the likelihood of events, found that there was a 21 percentJohn Fund
May 18 2023
On Wednesday, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed a law making it illegal for TikTok to operate in the state. The bill will become effective on Jan. 1, 2024.
Key Points: The bill will punish TikTok and app stores that make the app available to Montana residents up to $10,000 for each violation, and then up to $10,000 each day the violation continues. It's expected to face legalAssociated Press National Review (News) Reuters
Jul 01 2022
High food and gas prices will make this year's Fourth of July celebrations more expensive than usual.
From chicken and beef to beer and soda, nearly every holiday cookout staple costs significantly more than it did last year. Multiple studies say food costs have risen between 11% and 17% from a year ago, outpacing the 8.6% annual inflation rate recorded in May. A recent report fromCNBC Washington Examiner NPR (Online News)