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Dec 13 2022
President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday, cementing federal protections for same-sex marriages.
Key Quotes: The law focuses on "a simple proposition: Who do you love? And will you be loyal with that person you love? It’s not more complicated than that," Biden said at a signing ceremony on the White House lawn. "The law recognizes that everyone shouldReason The Hill LGBTQ Nation
Nov 17 2020
The total number of reported hate crimes rose from 7,120 in 2018 to 7,314 in 2019, according to new FBI data. The 2019 figure was the highest since 2008, when there were 7,783 reported incidents; reported hate crimes rose from 6,121 in 2016 to 7,175 in 2017. 2019 also set a new record for hate crime murders with 51, almost half of which happened in the racially-motivated El Paso WalmartNewsweek Voice of America (VOA) Washington Free Beacon
Apr 23 2020
Thursday marks the beginning of Ramadan, a month-long fast for many adherents of Islam. This year, traditions associated with Islam are changing vastly due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Media coverage around the holiday has focused specifically on how Ramadan traditions are changing due to the pandemic, and on Ramadan guidelines that have been imposed at some of Islam's holiest sitesLos Angeles Times Forbes Al Jazeera
Jun 08 2018
It’s been a confusing news cycle this week, with conflicting slants leaving people more confused than informed. Let’s take a look at two big stories — the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling and the Philadelphia Eagles White House visit — which were riddled with inconsistencies across the aisle.
The Story: The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips whoBilly Binion
Oct 25 2022
Adidas ended its partnership with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after the rapper made several antisemitic remarks.
Key Quotes: The sportswear company released a statement, saying, “adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversityFox Business CNBC Bloomberg
Sep 20 2012
Every week we highlight a news story where the coverage showed so much contrast that it revealed bias.
This week a video of candidate Mitt Romney speaking at a fundraiser got a great deal of attention and news sources were flying their bias flags high.Here’s what we noticed...
On the right, in the story With Video Leak, Romney Goes Back to Bold Approach, Fox News reported thatJohn Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Sep 01 2017
Maturity is one important lens for assessing progress in developing a healthier American democracy both in terms of competent citizenship and effective leadership. This post will comment on the importance of educating students through high school with this perspective in mind, referencing stages of maturity which reflect well established developmental science*. The next post will address theJohn Kesler
Jun 21 2022
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Maine cannot exclude religious schools from its state tuition aid program.
In a 6-3 opinion, chief Justice John Roberts concluded that the program violated the First Amendment because it "operates to identify and exclude otherwise eligible schools on the basis of their religious exercise." The case, Carson v. Makin, stemmed from two families inDeseret News Washington Post Roll Call
Feb 19 2015
Perspectives BlogThis week the White House held a summit on combating violent extremism. President Barack Obama spoke at the summit and published a related Los Angeles Times op-ed. Opinions across the nation run strong on anything related to terrorism and Islam, so today we bring you multiple views into what the president has been saying this week.
Snippets from the Left Obama Explains Why He John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Mar 24 2020
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he'd like the country "raring to go" by Easter Sunday on April 12, stating a desire to see "packed churches" on Easter and a reopening of the U.S. economy. Many reports, especially from left- and center-rated outlets, focused on statistics and advice from health experts that frame Trump's stated goal as overly optimistic due to the ongoing coronavirusInsider ABC News (Online) Fox News (Online News)