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Why is Critical Race Theory so divisive?

In the first six months of 2021, 16 states in the U.S. have considered bills restricting critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in public institutions, and several have signed them into law....
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The Many Questions of Reparations

To mark 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre, President Biden recently visited Tulsa and decried the day’s tragic events. Beginning on May 31, 1921, groups of white men, reacting to a claim that a...
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Which News Sources Are the Most Objective?

To be objective means to “not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.” From Covid-19 to the Capitol Riot, Americans need objective, fact-based...
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The Best News Sources on the War in Afghanistan

The Factual is using its AI-powered algorithm to identify the best news and analysis on key topics in 2021. This week, we’ve built a dataset of 3,286 articles about Afghanistan from over 240 major...
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The Best News Sources on U.S. Immigration in 2021

In the media, there may be hundreds or thousands of articles on topics such as immigration, making it hard to find reliable, well-researched journalism. The cacophony of voices on any subject, not...
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Why India — and the World — Needs America’s Covid-19 Vaccines

The Biden administration’s efforts to vaccinate millions of Americans have achieved great success in 2020, on the back of programs like Operation Warp Speed, initiated by the Trump administration,...
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What Will It Take to Get U.S. Infrastructure Right?

Despite theoretical bipartisan support for the revitalization of U.S. infrastructure, very little has been accomplished at the federal level for years. Big infrastructure bills have failed time...
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How Biased Is Media Coverage of the Border “Crisis?”

In 2021’s hyper-partisan atmosphere, it can be challenging to distill fact from fiction, especially when it comes to events at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to some, the recent influx of...
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11 min read
Research - Jun 8, 2021

The Many Questions of Reparations

To mark 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre, President Biden recently visited Tulsa and decried the day’s tragic events. Beginning on May 31, 1921, groups of white men, reacting to a claim that a Black man attacked a white...
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18 min read
Research - May 26, 2021

Which News Sources Are the Most Objective?

To be objective means to “not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.” From Covid-19 to the Capitol Riot, Americans need objective, fact-based journalism as much as ever to provide...
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9 min read
Research - May 12, 2021

The Best News Sources on the War in Afghanistan

The Factual is using its AI-powered algorithm to identify the best news and analysis on key topics in 2021. This week, we’ve built a dataset of 3,286 articles about Afghanistan from over 240 major news sources and...
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5 min read
Research - May 5, 2021

The Best News Sources on U.S. Immigration in 2021

In the media, there may be hundreds or thousands of articles on topics such as immigration, making it hard to find reliable, well-researched journalism. The cacophony of voices on any subject, not to mention the demands of...
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10 min read
Research - Apr 30, 2021

Why India — and the World — Needs America’s Covid-19 Vaccines

The Biden administration’s efforts to vaccinate millions of Americans have achieved great success in 2020, on the back of programs like Operation Warp Speed, initiated by the Trump administration, but a new dilemma is rapidly...
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10 min read
Research - Apr 19, 2021

What Will It Take to Get U.S. Infrastructure Right?

Despite theoretical bipartisan support for the revitalization of U.S. infrastructure, very little has been accomplished at the federal level for years. Big infrastructure bills have failed time and time again to pass in...
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10 min read
Research - Apr 9, 2021

How Biased Is Media Coverage of the Border “Crisis?”

In 2021’s hyper-partisan atmosphere, it can be challenging to distill fact from fiction, especially when it comes to events at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to some, the recent influx of migrants constitutes a “crisis,”...
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11 min read
Research - Mar 28, 2021

America's Voting War

Republican and Democratic legislative forces are at loggerheads over voting reform efforts across the country, with Republicans referring to election security as an “all-hands moment” and Democrats calling the For the People...
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14 min read
Credibility - Mar 3, 2021

Best Covid-19 News Sources of 2020

Many have noted that the Covid-19 pandemic was accompanied by an “infodemic” — a flood of related news and information that played a large role in how different populations responded to the virus. Looking back at 2020, we can...
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