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Dec 15 2020
When It's Finally Time for VaccinesA View from the Center
Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Learn what a Center rating means and get all sides of this topic by reading left-wing and right-wing views on the coronavirus vaccine.
I want to see superstar basketball player LeBron James get the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine on live television. And Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and LauraDan Schnur
Nov 02 2014
New national battleground: The Asian vote
Even in a national election shadowed by geopolitical instability and a heated debate over immigration, it’s a rare campaign that has voters hearing about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and maritime disputes between Japan and the Republic of Korea. But in these suburbs a few miles from the nation’s capital, these are only a few of the unconventional issues rearing up in the battle forPolitico
Jul 16 2020
Ilhan Omar: When I spoke out about systematic oppression, the Republican response was vicious
This past week, I met with community members and state lawmakers to push for more change in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed in my Minnesota district — and his death was the catalyst for conversations around police brutality and structural racism that have begun to transform the nation.
Afterward, I told reporters, “We are not merely fighting to tearWashington Post
Oct 19 2020
Trump vs. Biden Quick Links: Coronavirus Plan
In this article we’ll provide a brief overview of each candidate’s coronavirus plan and give quick links to articles covering the topic from different rated outlets.Biden: Seven-Step Plan
Joe Biden released his campaign’s plan to address the coronavirus on March 12. It promises to invoke the full authority of the Defense Production Act (DPA), a law that originatedAllSides Staff
Feb 05 2014
Republicans increasingly pessimistic on immigration bill in 2014
Conservative Republicans said Wednesday that they don’t believe their chamber will tackle an immigration bill this year, saying that while they welcomed the House GOP leaders’ principles as a start to a conversation, it’s premature to try to pass a bill. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event, Republican House members said they don’t trust President Obama enough to follow through on theWashington Times
Jul 07 2020
When ‘Boundary Policing’ Becomes Intimidation: How the Media Protect Their Turf
Two weeks ago, the author of the Slate Star Codex (SSC) blog deleted its archive after a New York Times reporter threatened to leak his personal information in a story. The blogger, a psychiatrist who goes by “Scott Alexander” (his first and middle names), says he went offline out of concern for his personal safety and that of his psychiatric patients. In an email, Alexander told me he had notNational Review
Jan 19 2018
Living Room Conversations for Inclusive Campus Environments
Minnesota has some of the worst gaps in educational attainment in the country. That’s not really news anymore. What may be news to people living outside the state, however, is the degree of ethnic and class segregation in our apparently progressive “best places to live” Twin Cities. Our extreme segregation is what inspired a handful of Minneapolitans from varying ethnic backgrounds to tryJessica Shryack
Sep 10 2020
The New Oscars Diversity Requirements
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSThe Oscars recently added a diversity requirement for films that aim to qualify for "Best Picture." Films must include at least one lead or significant supporting role from an underrepresented racial or ethnic Abridge News
Aug 11 2014
US Official: US Arming Kurdish Forces in Iraq
Over the weekend, President Obama announced he had authorized additional and targeted air strikes in northern Iraq, and would continue providing humanitarian relief. Both efforts, he argued, were necessary to protect the region’s ethnic minority population from being massacred or succumbing to the elements.
And yet, in the long-term, perhaps the most effective strategy to stem the tideTownhall
Oct 09 2012
WonkblogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s comprehensive guide to the debate over RomneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tax plan
Theres no think tank report or academic study in recent memory thats dominated a campaign the way the Tax Policy Centers analysis of Mitt Romneys tax plan has dominated this one.
The Obama campaign seized on TPCs finding that Romneys tax plan, even under very generous assumptions, raises taxes on the middle class, citing the paper in attack ads and stump speeches. The Romney campaign inWashington Post