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Jun 11 2020
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Calls to defund the police have rung out nationwide after George Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement last month.
Prominent Democrats recently introduced a bill aimed at significant police reform. Many Republicans, led by President Donald Trump, are standing by law enforcement, while someHenry A. Brechter
Oct 01 2019
The recent story of a 12-year-old Virginia girl who falsely claimed classmates cut off her hair may reveal media bias on the part of the New York Times and other outlets.
A Sept. 27 Times story detailed allegations from Amari Allen, a black student at a Christian school in Virginia, who said that three white classmates pinned her down, insulted her, and cut off her dreadlocks on theJulie Mastrine
Jul 29 2020
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced Wednesday that she and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agreed to a "phased withdrawal" of federal officers deployed to the city of Portland. This announcement specifically mentioned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers would be leaving. However, DHS Secretary Chad Wolf indicated Wednesday in aNBC News (Online) Associated Press Fox News (Online News)
Aug 23 2019
A rally hosted by far-right demonstrators was met by far-left counter protesters on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The events are the latest in a series of public standoffs between political extremists in Portland, featuring violent episodes and attacks on free speech that have gained the nation's attention.
Coverage of these events differed greatly depending on a media outlet's bias.Henry A. Brechter
Jul 22 2019
“If you voted for Trump, unfollow me.”
Most of us are familiar with this sentiment. It is common for people to not want to be associated with those whose values and opinions they deem dangerous or hateful. Tuning out voices we disagree with is not a practice unique to the Left, but as a person living in the progressive echo chamber that is Berkeley, CA, I am better qualified to addressSamantha Shireman
Feb 05 2020
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) told reporters that his committee is "likely" to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton and continue with investigations after today's impeachment vote. Bolton served in the Trump administration for roughly 17 months and is a registered Republican. He has indicated that he is willing to testify in the Senate during PresidentCNN (Online News) NPR (Online News) Washington Examiner
Sep 17 2019
Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is planning to introduce a resolution seeking an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Some top Democrats are reluctant to pursue this amid concerns about the basis of the latest accusations. Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the Committee will have its hands full determiningFox News (Online News) NBC News (Online) USA TODAY
Mar 15 2019
Perspectives BlogThe Senate voted to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall funding, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in passing a resolution to reject the move. The vote is slightly symbolic, as Trump will likely veto the measure. The move divided conservatives in particular, with some accusing Trump of executive overreach. Others argued his declaration was necessary to AllSides Staff
Jan 10 2019
Perspectives BlogNegotiations between President Trump and prominent Democrats stalled this week as the partial government shutdown inches closer to becoming the longest in history, with leaders still at an impasse over funding for a wall at the southern border. After giving an Oval Office address followed by a rebuttal from top Democrats, President Trump abruptly ended a meeting with congressional leaders on John Gable, AllSides Co-founder