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Imagine being locked in a world, where people assume they already know what you think. And what’s best for you. Well we’re living in it. Half the places we search for information are giving us answers based on our history, our bias and our preferences. Which means, they do a very good job of telling you what they think you want to hear. Which is great EXCEPT for one unintended consequence. The more we live in a filtered world of information, the less opportunity we have to truly make up our own minds. And that really matters. Especially when it is an important decision you’re making. So why not see both sides of the story? And make up your own mind.

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If you are Airbnb and you have a racism problem, what do you do? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/9/14...
09/16/2016
Is Airbnb Doing Enough About Its Racist Hosts?

If you are Airbnb and you have a racism problem, what do you do? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/9/14/is-airbnb-doing-enough-about-its-racist-hosts

Yes, the new policies will help Airbnb Adopts Rules to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts via The New York Times No, the problem is too endemic Airbnb tries to fight racism with rule changes via The LA Times THE BASICS: A lawsuit against Airbnb was filed, accusing widespread discrimination against gu...

Do you think the media is biased in favor of one of the presidential candidates? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both...
09/13/2016
Who Does the Media Favor?

Do you think the media is biased in favor of one of the presidential candidates? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/9/12/who-does-the-media-favor

Ezra Klein of Vox explains how an effort to treat the nominees fairly, Matt Lauer overcorrected and ended up giving Donald Trump and unfair advantage. Michael Goodwin of The New York Post writes that too many journalists give biased opinions in favor of Hillary Clinton and as a result of this, Trum...

Back to school again, but is the long summer break really a good idea? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/201...
09/09/2016
Should We Have School Year-Round?

Back to school again, but is the long summer break really a good idea? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/9/8/should-we-have-school-year-round

Yes, it makes for higher achievers For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule via The Washington Post No, summer is important too Matthew Lynch: The Disadvantages of Year-Round Schools via Education News THE BASICS: Perry Stein of the Washington Post explains t...

President Obama defended Kaepernick's right to protest, what do you think? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides...
09/05/2016
What Can We Take Away from Kaepernick’s Protest?

President Obama defended Kaepernick's right to protest, what do you think? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/9/2/what-can-we-take-away-from-kaepernicks-protest

Shaun King of New York Daily News writes that Colin Kaepernick is heroic for refusing to stand for a song that praises America because he no longer believes America to be a country with liberty and justice for all. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler speaks to Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger turned NFL player...

American Dream or American Nightmare? #seebothsides http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/8/25/what-does-ki...
08/27/2016
What does Kim Kardashian Say About America?

American Dream or American Nightmare? #seebothsides http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/8/25/what-does-kim-kardashian-say-about-america

We're ambitious 5 Reasons Why Kim Kardashian Is Everything That's Right About America via Inc.com We're mentally ill Why Kim Kardashian Is the Perfect Icon for Our Sick Society via Alternet THE BASICS: Gene Marks of Inc.com says that Kardashian is simply a self-made millionaire who has built an empi...

It's tempting to assume immigration policy is good or bad, depending on what you already know about the candidate. Donal...
08/24/2016
What’s the Deal with Trump's Immigration Plan?

It's tempting to assume immigration policy is good or bad, depending on what you already know about the candidate. Donald Trump, for example, tends to generate a lot of support or antipathy because people either love him or hate him. But for anyone who wants to check out his policies and decide what they think, here's a couple of very different takes on Trump's new immigration policy. http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/8/24/whats-the-deal-with-trumps-immigration-plan

It has potential Will Trump pivot on immigration? Here are four ways to move the needle and make it work via Fox News It’s all wrong Trump ‘pivots’ further toward xenophobia via Stars and Stripes THE BASICS: Liz Peek of Fox News explains that though many Americans believe in welcoming immigrants int...

Who is causing all the violence in America?
08/10/2016
Whose Fault is All This Violence in America?

Who is causing all the violence in America?

Cedric L Alexander of CNN, Melissa Batchelor Warnke of the LA Times, and Cornel West writing for The Guardian, each explain who is to blame for all of the recent police officer involved violence in America, and why, ranging from the nation’s President, to the male gender as a whole.

Who influences Hillary?
08/09/2016
Who Shapes Hillary?

Who influences Hillary?

Emily Greenhouse of Bloomberg Politics, Perry Bacon Jr. of NBC News, Rex Huppke of the Chicago Tribune, Dan Roberts of The Guardian, and Sam Tanenhaus of Bloomberg Politics all weigh in on the topic of Hillary Clinton's strongest influencers, drawing comparison to some of the best and worst politica...

Is baseball becoming an obsolete sport?
08/09/2016
Is Baseball a Dying Sport?

Is baseball becoming an obsolete sport?

Yes, because it is too expensive, difficult, and slow Baseball is dying ... again via ESPN No, it is still a money-making, entertainment machine Is baseball dying? I don't think so, and here's why via PennLive.com THE BASICS: David Schoenfield of ESPN writes that America is rapidly losing interest i...

Whether Trump is right or wrong about the NFL and the debates, it's an opportunity to see team logos with his hair.http:...
08/07/2016
Is Trump Right About the NFL Debate Conflict?

Whether Trump is right or wrong about the NFL and the debates, it's an opportunity to see team logos with his hair.

http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/8/5/is-trump-right-about-the-nfl-debate-conflict

Alex Reimer of Forbes writes that Donald Trump is correct in claiming that upcoming presidential debates should not conflict with nationally televised NFL games due to inevitable viewership clashes, while Adam Howard of NBC News points out that the same scheduling has been used in past election year...

Here's two radical and radically different ideas about how to host the Olympics.   http://www.counterpointing.com/see-bo...
08/05/2016
Is There A Better Way to Host the Olympics?

Here's two radical and radically different ideas about how to host the Olympics. http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/8/4/is-there-a-better-way-to-host-the-olympics?rq=olympics

Yes, give it a permanent home Stop picking different cities to host the Olympic Games via The Washington Post Yes, simultaneously in many countries Here’s an Idea: Hold the Olympics in Multiple Cities at Once via Wired THE BASICS: In light of the armed robberies, uninhabitable residential facilities...

Can a person be a climate change conservative? #Seebothsides
08/02/2016
Is it Possible to Be Conservative and Also Accept Climate Change?

Can a person be a climate change conservative? #Seebothsides

Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian about a new wave of groups on the right that manage to balance a conservative agenda with arguing for action on climate change. While David Berreby of Big Think shows how denial of climate change is more likely to be associated with a host of other political and…

How do we stop gun violence against the LGBT community? #Seebothsides
08/01/2016
What's the Solution to Gun Violence Against the LGBT Community?

How do we stop gun violence against the LGBT community? #Seebothsides

Erin Fitzgerald of Advocate.com reports more guns actually increases the chance of violence, for a vast body of evidence reveals gun possession and permissive concealed carry laws are linked to higher rates of aggravated assault and suicide, whereas Nicki Stallard of The New York Times argues LGBT p...

Is Gentrification destroying communities? #Seebothsides
08/01/2016
Is Gentrification Bad?

Is Gentrification destroying communities? #Seebothsides

Yes, it displaces communities ‘Gentrification’ in black and white via The Washington Post No, it improves communities Artwashing: the new watchword for anti-gentrification protesters via The Guardian THE BASICS: Carl Foster of the Washington Post argues gentrification is a destructive social moveme...

Did Bernie sell out? #Seebothsides
08/01/2016
Did Bernie Betray His Supporters?

Did Bernie sell out? #Seebothsides

Abubakar Kasim of Huffington Post Canada believes Bernie Sanders has turned on his devotees by throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton instead of making a historic third party run, while Sally Kohn of The Washington Post writes that the "Bernie or Bust" crowd must move on and focus their energie...

How was the DNC finale?
07/29/2016
How Did the Final Night of the DNC Go?

How was the DNC finale?

Patrick Healy and Amy Chozick from the New York Times writes that Hillary’s speech, acknowledging the flaws the voters see in her, radiated confidence and positivity, and presented contrasts to Trump’s campaign wherever possible and wherever appropriate, whereas Doyle McManus of The LA Times writes…

Dems Vs GOP - who is more inclusive?
07/29/2016
Who's More Inclusive?

Dems Vs GOP - who is more inclusive?

The Dems Inclusiveness Is Excluded as GOP Platform Runs Counter to Polls via Bloomberg.com The GOP The Democratic Party Is Not One of Inclusiveness via Time Magazine THE BASICS: Mark Niquette and John McCormick of Bloomberg.com argue that the official Republican Party platform is divisive, exclusive...

Did the DNC get better on the second night? #Seebothsides
07/28/2016
How Did Night Two of the DNC Go?

Did the DNC get better on the second night? #Seebothsides

Emma Roller of The New York Times writes that on day two of the convention, the Democratic Party is still lacking unity; many Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the convention because they feel silenced by the Democratic National Committee and do not support Hillary as the party’s nominee, wher...

Is Russia tampering with the election to get Trump elected? #Seebothsides
07/28/2016
Is Russia Tampering with the US Election?

Is Russia tampering with the election to get Trump elected? #Seebothsides

Yes, they hacked the DNC How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President via Defense One No, we don't know it was them People think Russia leaked the DNC emails to deliberately meddle in the US election via Business Insider Australia THE BASICS: Patrick Tucker of De...

Who do you believe? Is he fighting climate change or fighting for fossil fuels? http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-...
07/27/2016
Is Tim Kaine Really an Environmentalist?

Who do you believe? Is he fighting climate change or fighting for fossil fuels?
http://www.counterpointing.com/see-both-sides/2016/7/26/is-tim-kaine-really-an-environmentalist#

Yes, he fights climate change How Tim Kaine helped persuade Virginians — and conservatives — to act on climate change via The Washington Post No, he loves fossil fuels Why Environmentalists Aren't Sold on Tim Kaine via Mother Jones THE BASICS: Chris Mooney of the Washington Post argues that Tim Kain...

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