longtimelurker: Oookay - let's make this a 'return the threads to normal' posting. A lot of times people from both sides of the political chasm have accused the other of using 'obviously biased' and 'unreliable' news sources. Are there any truly independant sources of news that both sides would agree on? What are the best resources for finding out factual information? I don't think that this will be a quickly agreed-upon thing, but we may be able to avoid future arguments if we can agree on what is reliable without any background rumblings on other topics. Personally (and I may be prejudiced) - I feel the most reliable will be scientific studies and history textbooks, although this isn't so useful with current events. I would have said the BBC as an apolitical organisation was also fairly reliable, but I have had my critics on that one already, so I'll let everyone else say what they think.