Rating: 4.77 stars   117 reviews

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233 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200 Santa Monica CA 90401 USA


"Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."


We had 20.2 million unique visitors in 2014 (80+ million since we started). We have provided free educational resources to over 6,000 schools in all 50 states (and more than 70 countries), and helped 1,500+ media entities, 20+ foreign governments, and 30+ state governments with our nonpartisan research. Our 2013 reader survey showed that 36.7% of readers changed their "perceptions, feelings, or opinions on an issueā€¯ based on what they learned at 74.1% reported that helped them to "think more critically, make better judgments on the subject matter, or see issues in a new light."

Target demographics:

As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20.2 million readers. For every one dollar spent at, over 28 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served:

Everywhere people have access to the Internet


The pros and cons of 50+ issues at You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

A true journalism, consistent, impartial and balanced. These are the qualities you hardly see on the networks.

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Rating: 5 stars is a wonderful resource, both sides of issues, in an easy format. In a world full of b.s. it is one place that I can find what I need to make informed decisions.

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Rating: 5 stars has so effectively fulfilled its mission strategically via the exposition of facts and opinions from persons who have the experiences and insights to help us derive the truth from facts. We glean possible mindsets from the positions and experiences of contributors whose opinions are helpful for us to analyze critically our own mindsets and opinions. The overall benefits? We become aware of information to challenge or valdate our own. We then are able to project how principles are applied in real life situations, motivating us to reconsider our priorities. Ultimately, empowers us to be free to make our choices consciously and conscientiously ... hopefully to align our minds and hearts to enduring and timeless principles.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

relationships with family and friends by upgrading the quality of discourse say on emails and helping them to see and grasp their opportunities to inform with the truth extracted from facts and opinions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the effective outreach to help young and old alike to realize and believe that real freedom requires the awareness of relevant and wider information. Then, they could harness the utility of the truth to wiser problem solving and decision making as an orderly process ... leading to character development or the sharpening of conscience for personally responsible good as light to others in communities.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have over 35 years in the information technology industry. I can't think of a better way to review and understand difficult and contentious issues. helps people become more knowledgeable and make better decisions and that becomes an extremely valuable tool.

While available to the general public, is especially valuable when used in schools and the education community. I'm especially grateful that my grandchildren and all children have the many benefits of

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

various blog posts describing benefits. I have closely studied many important issues covered and am truly impressed with the presentation and balance given.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue development in the education system and increase efforts to promote Also, prepare for rapid growth and popularity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Highly efficient organization, spending 87.1% of expenses on excellent program services. An excellent alternative to the garbage put out by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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public radio broadcast sponsorship.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous, conscientious, and dedicated.

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