Reality is a social construct. Today we have two divergent, almost contradictory realities in America, and the country is roughly evenly split between them.
This is because we tend to get trapped in a filter bubble where we simply don't see the news that the other half is focused on. We consume our news only from partisan outlets that echo and re-affirm our worldview.
The result is that each half of the population believes that the other half is crazy/stupid/intolerant. This is unhealthy, even dangerous.
This site is an attempt to intermingle daily news stories from both sides of the aisle so you can see what the other half of the country is seeing.
The political news you need to know, in 10 minutes or less. Hosted by David Chalian.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., on Sunday said he fears for FBI agents who face threats after bitter criticism by some lawmakers over the raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home.
Look closely at almost anything and you'll find data—lots of it. But what are those numbers really saying about who we are and what we believe? Harry Enten is on a mission to find out.
If passed, the energy provisions of the senators’ new bill would represent the most significant climate action in a generation.
The secret history of the U.S. government’s family-separation policy
The proposed prohibition on visas to the European Union is morally questionable and reveals that EU sanctions on Putin are falling short.
The provocateur is paying a price for harming the families of murdered children.
Two people close to the former president said they believe he will expedite his decision to run for the White House again.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that judgement should not be passed on officers doing their jobs, and should instead be pointed at the leaders at the Department of Justice.
Even one of Trump’s greatest journalistic antagonists isn’t signing up for the FBI raid.
Why August 8 may become a new hinge point in U.S. history
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., refused to state whether he wants President Biden to run for in 2024, saying that Democrats should instead focus on winning in the House.
White-collar suburban voters will play an outsize role in upcoming elections.
What went around Monday will come around hard for the Democrats when Republicans control the Justice Department and FBI.
La historia secreta de la política de separación familiar del gobierno de los EE. UU.
Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan. This invasion eventually led to President Joe Biden ordering the United States to implement a full withdrawal of its military forces in that country.
The Biden administration is looking for places to safely send cleared Guantánamo detainees who cannot go home.
Russia’s war is forcing a cornered Putin regime to bet on red lines it can’t afford to enforce.
Fox News and the Trump team are pointing to former president Barack Obama's library possessing 30 million documents. But the two situations have basically no resemblance for a host of reasons.
Medicaid and ObamaCare are replacing private coverage.
A state inquiry found evidence of a conspiracy that has echoes elsewhere in the country.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated India on 75 years of independence and said the United States and India were "indispensable partners" that would continue to work together to address global challenges in the years ahead.
Many in the GOP have launched broadsides against law enforcement, prompting even some of their colleagues to urge them to tone down the rhetoric.
The scholar Theda Skocpol—renowned for her research on the Tea Party movement a decade ago—explains how American politics has evolved since then.
The results underscored continued partisan divisions surrounding the former president, even as more respondents supported Trump running for the Oval Office again in 2024 than supported Biden.
Attorneys for the family had urged jurors to hand down a financial punishment that would put Infowars out of business.
Unfortunately, the academic Left won’t allow that.
The FBI searched Trump's residence for evidence of violation of the Espionage Act. What is that?
The revolution is dead, and so are its leaders. Can the nation break free?
A new bipartisan bill would revise how the presidential vote is certified. But it could come with risky loopholes.
The defeat of an anti-abortion ballot measure could buoy Democratic hopes for an outraged electorate this fall.
No man is above the law. Yet police powers can be abused. No end of things to think about . . .
A doctor, he became the public face of the state’s pandemic response.
National security concerns over the Chinese-owned viral video app remain unresolved. Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly pushing for action.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told ABC that neither the FBI nor Attorney General Merrick Garland informed the White House that the federal investigatory agency would raid former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Term limits and a surprise retirement set the stage for Saturday’s intraparty contests.
Five members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), will discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as investments such as semiconductors.
The White House is circulating a memo defending President Biden's widely criticized decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan one year ago.
A CBO analysis belies a White House claim about new funding for federal tax collectors.
Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.
The former president and his allies have given often conflicting defenses of his retention of classified documents, without addressing why he had kept them.
The Republican primary has given us the most antidemocratic slate of candidates in America, but can Democratic normies stop them in November?
The court-authorized search was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump, and a turning point in his relationship with the Justice Department.
Two top anti-abortion groups have crafted and successfully lobbied for state legislation to ban or further restrict drugs used to terminate pregnancies.
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield applauded President Biden and Democrats on Sunday for their passage of the Inflation Reduction Act despite no Republican support.
Ron DeSantis will be the headline speaker at a campaign event for Trump-endorsed candidates in Arizona. His office didn't say whether he will address the Mar-a-Lago raid.
We cannot remain a ‘safe haven for exiled writers’ if we are not a safe haven for ourselves.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats have spent nearly eight times as much on abortion-related ads as Republicans have.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's death at the hands of a US drone strike brings an end to his "trail of murder and violence against American citizens," President Joe Biden said Monday evening.
A bulletin from the FBI and DHS that was sent to law enforcement agencies is warning of increased threats following the FBI's raid of former President Trump's Florida estate.
The ban, which takes effect Sept. 12, includes some exceptions.
While it is legally irrelevant, former President Donald J. Trump claims he had declassified the top secret files the F.B.I. seized at his Florida residence.
It’s building a fleet of icebreakers for that purpose.
Republican Doug Mastriano has come under fire for paying $5,000 for “consulting” services to Gab, the site where Robert Bowers made antisemitic posts before the deadly mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.
Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
Government policy has created a college bubble much as it created the housing bubble some 15 years ago. This may be deflating.
Three decades under death threat required uncommon resilience.
Speaking to The Washington Times on the United States pulling out of Afghanistan, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that China has grown emboldened, particularly in advancing its Taiwan interests.
Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement…
A new survey has Texas Gov. Greg Abbott possessing a firm 7-point lead over Democratic Party nominee Beto O'Rourke in the state's gubernatorial race.
The Chips+ Act is simply swing-state pork for lackluster tech companies.
He wants to speed up energy projects. Europe, of all places, shows how.
Democratic Oregon State House candidate Anthony Medina filed a $450,000 lawsuit against a local massage parlor after a masseuse allegedly touched his genitals.
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The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more.
The Republican nominee in at least 20 of this year's 36 gubernatorial races is someone who has rejected, declined to affirm, raised doubts about, or tried to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election.
The man exited the car and fired several shots into the air before shooting himself, said the police, who are investigating his motives.
There has often been more than a touch of magical thinking running through the way that electric vehicles are talked about.
As I head off to Brown this fall, I will take the myriad lessons I have learned at NR and put them to good use.
President Joe Biden has moved into the lead to win the "Lie of the Year" award with his claim that the U.S. economy is experiencing zero inflation, Joe Concha wrote in an opinion piece in The Hill.
There are competitive races for governor and a House seat in this blue state, where the Democratic primaries are likely to determine who wins in November.
Tuesday’s statewide referendum will give Democrats an early hint of just how much the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision will motivate their base this fall.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is calling for the repeal of the Espionage Act after the FBI raided the Florida estate of former President Trump.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday that the Biden administration should have handled the Afghanistan military withdrawal differently.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on Sunday said an interim report examining the chaotic withdrawal by the United States from Afghanistan showed how the White House and State Department "put their head in the sand" about warnings against the pullout.
One of the sillier arguments you'll read about in the coming weeks and months is over whether the US has technically entered a recession.
Top House investigators want the director of National Intelligence to conduct a damage assessment of the boxes of highly classified information seized by the FBI.
Ms. Tokuda defeated her top rival, Patrick Branco, a first-term state representative, and several others. She is expected to win easily in November.
Robertson declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him to seven years and three months in prison.
Former President Donald Trump chastised the FBI Sunday morning for seizing "'executive' privileged material" in its raid of the Mar-a-Lago resort, and subsequently demanded the agency return his materials as soon as possible.
Questioning FBI actions does not require taking everything Trump says at face value.
There is an assumption that there simply can’t be an innocent — or less than completely damning — explanation for anything alleged.
Though there are still questions about how the day unfolded, evidence is missing: texts from the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department.
Shahram Poursafi allegedly conspired between October 2021 and April of this year to kill Bolton, according to a criminal complaint released by the Department of Justice.
Rep. Scott Perry on Sunday blasted the Biden DOJ for attempting to "distract" Americans from "actionable intelligence" on the influence of China on the United States.
In at least 10 states, the Republican nominee for the job of overseeing future elections is someone who has questioned, rejected or tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
With less than three weeks to go until the federal student loan repayment pause expires, millions of borrowers are still in the dark about whether President Joe Biden will extend the current payment moratorium or possibly forgive any of their debts.