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Video Tour: ProCon.org

Whether you are a self-directed learner, a researcher looking for both sides of an argument, or an educator trying to stimulate critical thinking by providing students with unbiased “deep dive” details on controversial subjects, ProCon.org is a powerful resource you should learn to use. This video provides a brief tour.

From the website (my bold added):

ProCon.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge…. The Problem We Are Tackling: The constant barrage of inaccurate, misleading, and biased news and information prevents many people from making informed decisions about important social issues…. Our Solution: We provide free, unbiased, and sourced information so people can better understand important social issues and make more informed decisions about them….  Our Mission: Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format.”

Go to ProCon.org website:  http://www.procon.org/

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Obamacare: A Nonpartisan Review of What It Is and What It Is Not

Topic:  In-depth, non-partisan analysis of the “pros and cons” of “Obamacare”
Format: 128-page PDF, including summary table and in-depth analysis of 62 FAQs
Reviewer/email:  Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

In a couple of weeks, US voters will be presented with a clear choice between a candidate who will be a champion of “Obamacare” (Barack Obama) and one who has vowed to begin work to replace it within the first few days of his presidency (Mitt Romney).  Yet how many voters really know enough about “Obamacare?” to make an informed choice? What will it really do? Does it reflect your values? Does it help or hinder your financial future? Will it provide better healthcare for US citizens?

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ProCon.org has just released this powerful, 128-page nonpartisan guide to help you answer these questions and decide for yourself which candidate is more likely to best represent your views regarding Obamacare.

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Educate Yourself: Are the March 2010 Health Care Reform Laws Good for America?

Topic:  March 2010 Health Care Reform Laws (political, moral, ethical)
Format: Unbiased, balanced pro/con format website that collects & presents both sides of issues
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

ProCon.Org -- Are the March 2010 federal health care reform laws good for America?

If you’re tired of wading through the rants of biased bloggers and media talkers, ProCon.org is ready to help you get the facts about the March 2010 US federal health care reform laws. So educate yourself and obtain some solid, unbiased, self-study material about this important landmark legislation. Continue reading

The US Healthcare Debate: Teach Yourself the Facts & Ignore the Ranting Media Talking Heads

Topic:  US Healthcare debate (political, moral, ethical)
Format: Unbiased, balanced pro/con format website
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

According to the Los Angeles Times* (my bold added):

“For Americans worn out trying to weigh the motivations and machinations of the most vocal proponents and opponents of healthcare reform, the nonpartisan organization ProCon.org is here to help. Its mission is to promote critical thinking about controversial issues in a straightforward, no-nonsense way. It presents the arguments for and against; what you make of those arguments is up to you… The site offers more than 10 arguments per side (with sources, not heresay), plus a chance to weigh in. It’s hard to argue with the need for critical thinking in this case.”

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ProCon.org: Learn the Facts About Controversial Issues

Topic:  Controversial Issues (political, moral, ethical)
Format: Unbiased, balanced pro/con format website
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

Happy 5th Anniversary, ProCon.org!!

This month marks the 5th anniversary of ProCon.org whose slogan is “We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship. Our sites present controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.”

If you’re tired of wading through the rants of biased bloggers and media talkers, ProCon.org is ready to help you get the facts about critical issues.  And what better free training could you provide yourself than solid, unbiased, self-study about those important issues of our day?

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