In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective.

What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: "United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War" versus "United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War". An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.

Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

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Standard-Speaker 04 Dec 2021
I’ve reported how Facebook censors me ... He’s right ... But Poynter isn’t nonpartisan ... That’s simply saying, ‘We don’t want to hear this opinion in the public space.’ Frankly, that’s terrifying The goal is nice less misinformation on the internet ... “They’re trying to suppress people whose opinions and whose evidence they don’t like,” concludes Tierney ... .......

Hillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware

The Hill 04 Dec 2021
Meanwhile, newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced new leadership changes at the social media company and the Facebook Oversight Board is requesting public input as it weighs an advisory opinion on the platform’s controversial cross-check system ... Public comments are due by Jan....

They've read the briefs and heard oral arguments. Here's what the Supreme Court justices do next.

News-Press Now 03 Dec 2021
He is the only justice who has publicly stated in a written opinion that he thinks Roe should be overturned ... His questions meandered on Wednesday with a professorial tone, and at one point he seemed to be addressing the public listening in instead of tackling the arguments put forward by Mississippi....

Letter: Entities shouldn't interfere with each other

Elko Daily Free Press 03 Dec 2021
In response to the editorial on December 2nd, Commissioner Steninger has given his opinion of the school bond as did Mayor Keener and Commissioner Andreozzi. It is always good to get opinions from various people in our community. However, using one’s position in an elected public ......

Trump-aligned lawyers ordered to pay $175,000 in sanctions fees for bogus election fraud lawsuit

Henry Herald 03 Dec 2021
"Plaintiffs' attorneys, many of whom seek donations from the public to fund lawsuits like this one, see https.//defendingtherepublic.org/, have the ability to pay this sanction," Parker wrote in an opinion Thursday ... The views and opinions depicted here are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication....

FCC Editorial Advisory Board: Letters to the editor among last bastions of conversation for those ...

Post Bulletin 03 Dec 2021
People look for views that confirm their own and are less likely than before to mix with those who hold contrary opinions. Letters to the editor are a form of public dialogue, a true marketplace of ideas, where people of diverse viewpoints bump into each other as they plead their case ... Some letters are poorly written and don’t merit publication....

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Columbia Missourian 03 Dec 2021
The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....

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Belleview Reporter 03 Dec 2021
In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions ... To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https.//www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/....

Portland metro Friday traffic: Oregon wants your opinion on long-range transportation policies

The Oregonian 03 Dec 2021
Oregon is updating its long-term transportation policy and wants your opinion. The Oregon Transportation Plan (OTP) was first adopted in 1992 and the impending update will set the vision for all modes of transportation in Oregon, including walking, biking, rolling, public transit, highways, railroads, freight and air travel....

Panel Discusses Young Americans’ Outlook on the Future at IOP Forum

The Harvard Crimson 03 Dec 2021
Members of the Harvard Public Opinion Project — an Institute of Politics program that conducts a semesterly poll of young Americans — discussed how young people fear for their future at an IOP forum on Thursday ... serves as the student chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project....

Editorial: PPS must hold firm against teachers union proposal to cut in-person school

The Oregonian 03 Dec 2021
In negotiations last week with Portland Public Schools, the union pitched a plan to give teachers more planning time by converting several school days to teacher planning; cutting two hours of instruction each week for K-8th graders; and swapping one day of in-person instruction in most weeks for largely do-it-yourself learning for high schoolers....

Schrader: Neil Gorsuch can still repudiate the twisted jurisprudence needed to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Denver Post 03 Dec 2021
White’s later opinions were clearly directed not by interpretation of the ConstitutionI never found in my research a public statement or footnote indicating White thought he got it wrong in Griswold — but based on his personal beliefs and biases in a way that in retrospect is glaringly obvious ... White’s 1986 opinion in Bowers v....

Don't silence anti-vaccine views

Independent Record 03 Dec 2021
Is any one else concerned that there appears to be a purge of all anti-COVID vax opinion? ... Many justify this kind of censorship “for the public good,” but this is not good for a democracy. Suppressing any opinion that is contrary to government policy is more like what an authoritarian regime would do....