5 Ways to Handle Political Conversations at Thanksgiving Dinner

We often think of Thanksgiving as a time when we relax with family and friends, stuff ourselves silly — and maybe apologize for burning the casserole. But aside from all the revelry, Thanksgiving can also bring uncomfortable political conversations. Thanksgiving is truly a time when we’re...
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Google News is Heavily Biased — But It May Not Be Rigged

An extensive report by AllSides reveals Google News is biased against conservatives, but there is no evidence that Google News bias is intentionally rigged. AllSides’ 39-page Google News Bias research report reveals Google news bias is heavily Left-leaning. AllSides found Google News is...
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Deepfake: When You Can't Believe Your Eyes

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on The Town Line newspaper . Fake news. Fake videos. Fake photos. The way things are heading, the 21st century is likely to be known as the Fake Century, and it’s only going to get worse from here. About a year ago, I came across a short BBC...
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Tech Companies May Be Stifling Conservative Speech. Can They Change?

Differences in the way liberals and conservatives view appropriate speech affects what we see online — and can lead to silencing. The Department of Justice and state attorneys general met Tuesday to discuss whether social media companies are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Political Bias Fools Us

Republicans are wrong about Democrats. Democrats are wrong about Republicans. It turns out that Americans are not so good at determining how many people with certain characteristics belong to either of the major political parties. A study by scholars Douglas Ahler and Gaurav Sood that was...
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Black Lives, Blue Lives: Truth on Both Sides, Part I

Read Parts II , III and IV Lately the media has seemed inundated with reports of alleged police brutality. Now, the recent murders of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge add another wrinkle to this grave issue. Demonstrations against police racism vie against rallies to support slain...
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Tolerating Opposing Voices Will Keep Our Spaces Safe

What does freedom mean to you? Do you think we should be free to speak our minds, or do you think we should we be free from hearing opinions that insult our beliefs? Are you willing to give up the right to express yourself if others find your thoughts offensive? In a satirical short video...
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Guess what? Left and Right are not our only political options

In the United States we’re given a conservative vs. liberal choice that’s supposed to make up the entire range of political opinion. The problem is, it doesn’t. As a result, Americans are funneled into a one-dimensional track that eliminates a whole spectrum of thought. One of the aims of...
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Why is Washington in debt? A non-partisan explanation

Few Americans think partisan bias affects their own reasoning. Yet many of us jump to prejudiced assumptions without even realizing it. Biased reasoning can sidetrack us or cause us to make illogical leaps that don’t actually support our premise. Take the federal deficit for example...
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Does Truth Take a Back Seat in the Media?

Trust in mass media is at an all-time low . According to a recent Gallup study, only 40% of today’s Americans believe that the news is reported “fully, accurately, and fairly” by the media. Many recognize that instead of seeking balance, the media’s goal is often to construe stories that...
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Should We Occupy Wall St. or Washington

Do America’s problems stem from big government or big business? Nearly all of us can agree that things are awry in America. Yet defining what’s gone wrong has resulted in finger-pointing and a clash of ideologies. One point of view comes from Occupy Wall Street. This Liberal-leaning group...
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