Major Shifts in American Attitudes on Unbiased News and Civility

Despite the overwhelming division and non-stop crisis apparent in the media — from impeachment to Syria to threats to our democratic institutions — it's not all doom and gloom. We've got some good news — news so core to our mission that we decided to share with all of our friends...
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When Talking to Conservatives, Liberals May Want to Avoid These Terms

Editor's note: See our list of words conservatives may want to avoid when talking to liberals. Suppose you are talking to another person who has very different political viewpoints. Everything seems to be going fine. Then, you say a word or phrase that unintentionally alienates the other...
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Political Polarization in America, in Two Fascinating Charts

Polarization in America is something I've been able to get a clear sense of when reading the news or checking social media, but ever since I saw these two charts illustrating the problem, I haven't been able to get them out of my head. The first, from The Economist (Lean Left media bias...
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'Find Your Perfect Mismatch': Learn How to Talk With Your Political Other

The problems and divides we see every day seem too big to solve. Politicians enrage us to fight. News media sensationalizes the worst extremes. And they all do this so well that we can't help but feel angry and disenchanted. But we can do something about it. Enter Mismatch , a program by...
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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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