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As you may have noticed, we have not published a blog post since the early summer. That’s because the Bridge Alliance Education Fund acquired The Fulcrum earlier this year, which now serves as a premier destination for everything related to the healthy self-governance movement. We encourage all of our supporters to bookmark The Fulcrum. Make sure to also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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Beyond Left vs Right: 14 Types of Ideological Bias

Authoritarianism versus libertarianism, nationalism versus globalism, traditionalism versus progressivism — ideological bias in politics (and beyond) is no longer just about left versus right. Sometimes people get mad about the AllSides Media Bias Chart. “How can you put Jacobin and the New York Times (both rated Left) in the same category?!” they say. “There’s no way Breitbart is the same as the National Review (both rated Right)!” We stand by our ratings, but the angry tweeters have a point — of course the AllSides left-to-right media bias spectrum doesn’t tell the full story about political ideology. Our scale is a simplified representation of a complex array of beliefs and ideas — there are plenty of shades of grey in between. Just because a writer or media outlet is rated Left, doesn’t mean you can predict their views on all issues. Our ratings should be viewed as a doorway to starting a conversation and understanding biases and issues more completely.

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What Is Civic Infrastructure and Why Is It Important?

Many of the groups supporting President Biden’s stimulus bill touted its capacity to build “civic infrastructure.”  The resulting American Rescue Plan does include elements—like support for broadband access, child care, and volunteerism—that would seem to help Americans participate in public life. Is this enough? What exactly is civic infrastructure anyway, and what more might we need to do to strengthen it?

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