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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AllSides of the Union

It's an American tradition. When the president weighs in how things are going in Washington and around the country, every word is debated and analyzed. Here's a snapshot of this week's views in the media. Snippets from the Right An Instantly Forgettable State of the Union Address , Town...
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This Week's Election Results

Contrast in news coverage is never more obvious than at election time. For example, after this week's elections, we noticed that the Right news sources typically led with Obamacare in their analysis, the Left talked about a rejection of the Tea Party and austerity, and we even saw a...
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