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Different sides of the issues
This website collects news stories and rates them for political bias: Left, Right, Center, or in between.
ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
ProCon.org is a non-profit education web site that pulls together excerpts of arguments on both sides of controversial issues.Overviews of issues, key questions, and links or references to the sources are included. Sources are rated for credibility.
The "Issues" section provides links to organizations that take a stand on different sides of the issue. Think tanks are also listed by political leanings.
Balanced information on public policy issues and other hotly debated topics.
Annenberg Public Policy Center
"APPC conducts ongoing research in the areas of political discourse, children and media, the Internet, and health communications." Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.
From the American Journal of Bioethics, this website includes news stories and articles that explore ethical issues in medicine and health.
FRONTLINE: home | PBS
Frontline is a PBS television series that explores issues in public affairs. Each program has a companion web site including a transcript, in-depth reports, and viewer comments.
Gallup.Com - Daily News, Polls, Public Opinion on Government, Politics, Economics, Management
This web site includes the results of opinion polls conducted in the United States. Much of the information is free, but there is also a premium subscription area.
ProPublica conducts "investigative journalism in the public interest." It doesn't give pro/con sides of issues, but it seeks to expose abuses of power and find the facts behind the issues. Browse for topic ideas under the "Investigations" tab, or check the "Tools & Data" tab for graphics, statistics, and interactive tools.
Public Agenda: Helping Americans Explore Today's Issues | Public Agenda
Current, unbiased information on important topics. The site includes in-depth Research Studies, reports which are available in pdf for free download.
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
"The U.S. government's official web portal" provides access to information from all branches of government. Browse topics or search for federal agency websites and documents.