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The Numbers

See how the articles rate in spin, slant and logic when held against objective standards.

October 13, 2017

Trump’s order on healthcare: How word choice contributes to bias

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that calls for changes to three areas of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The order aims to expand access to association health plans (AHPs), increase the maximum time limit of short-term insurance plans (STLDI), and widen the use of health reimbursement arrangements […]

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October 12, 2017

Swaying public opinion on NAFTA before negotiations have concluded

A new round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations started on Wednesday. U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting near Washington to renegotiate the terms of the 1994 agreement. It is the fourth round of such negotiations since President Donald Trump took office. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would seek […]

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October 11, 2017

Did Catalonia declare independence? Yes, no, maybe so.

Catalan President Carles Puidgemont and his party signed a declaration of independence on Tuesday, which says, “We call on all states and international organizations to recognize the Catalan republic as an independent and sovereign state.” The region then suspended its implementation to allow for negotiations with the central government in Madrid. Puidgemont addressed the regional […]

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The Media

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A lot of spin, not much data in the coverage of the US-Turkey visa suspensions

On Sunday, the U.S. mission in Turkey suspended its nonimmigrant visa services in the country and, hours later, Turkey announced a reciprocal suspension. The U.S. measure was in response to the arrest of U.S. consulate staff member Metin Topuz last week. Topuz, a Turkish national, was arrested and charged with espionage, trying to overthrow Turkey’s […]