Wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere online that simply presented facts without all the nutty opinions? A place that isn’t Democrat or Republican or Fox News or MSNBC or the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal or whatever blog is saying that Obama is the anti-Christ?

proconIf you’re looking for something like that . . . well . . . okay, I got nothing. There is no site or paper or news outlet that is completely without bias. But there some that come pretty darn close.

ProCon is one of those places.

They are?

. . . an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. We provide pros and cons on diverse controversial topics with facts and quotations from thousands of experts. Our sites are 100% free and contain no advertising.

Their mission?

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

They start with 20 different topics ranging from immigration to Iraq to euthanasia. You can then dig down into an individual topic to find sub-topics and finally to specific questions. And for each major topic, you get a “1-Minute Overview,” the “Top 10 Pros and Cons” and a “Did You Know?” section.

And while we know facts by themselves seem to carry less weight in today’s world than people who spend their time yelling at each other on cable, it’s always nice to have a resource that simply lays out the basics.

Pretty handy site if you’re leading a student conversation and need some background or if your kids need a place to gather some basic data for research.

And it comes without all the yelling.