Opinion

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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Editorial: The messy path to accountability

The Oregonian 20 Jun 2021
But local leaders and the public should not mistake the chaos for a reason to turn back from the mission of instilling accountability in our policing system ... Police officers don’t get an automatic pass from the scrutiny of the public just because their employer signed off on their actions ... Sign up for our free weekly Oregon Opinion newsletter....
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Op-Ed: There were some things even my dad, the fixer, couldn’t fix

The Los Angeles Times 20 Jun 2021
Mom told me how to live ... Opinion ... Opinion ... If you are a public figure trying to come back from a scandal, we need proof that you understand what you did and why it was wrong. Opinion. Op-Ed ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Latest Opinion. Opinion. Second Opinion ... Opinion. Second Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion....
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Israel PM warns world of Iran's president-elect

Beijing News 20 Jun 2021
Iran has alleged that "a few hostile forces" are waging a disinformation campaign against its President-elect Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, aiming to "manipulate public opinion" against him ... which might otherwise not be known to the general public outside Iran," the statement said....
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Iran alleges ‘misinformation campaign’ against president-elect Ebrahim Raisi

The Siasat Daily 20 Jun 2021
Iran has alleged that “a few hostile forces” are waging a disinformation campaign against its President-elect Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, aiming to “manipulate public opinion” against him ... be known to the general public outside Iran,” the statement said....
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COLUMN: Dads get no respect, except for today

Enid News & Eagle 20 Jun 2021
•• The News & Eagle has traditionally published personal opinions of writers and readers through editorials, columns and letters to the editor on its Opinion Page. The opinions shared are those of the writers and not the newspaper. •• Submit your opinion for publication to editor@enidnews.com....
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WKU failing when it comes to transparency

Bowling Green Daily News 20 Jun 2021
In the days that followed the publication of our report, we heard not a peep from WKU ... Their heavy-handed redactions ignore decades of case law and attorney general opinions making clear what the public has the right to know. Simply put, WKU thinks it knows best what the public should ‘get’ to see....
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Israel PM warns world of Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi

The Siasat Daily 20 Jun 2021
... that will enable it to not kill thousands, but millions.” Iran has alleged that “a few hostile forces” are waging a disinformation campaign against its President-elect Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, aiming to “manipulate public opinion” against him....
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If we show our compassion for refugees, it will help to change minds

The Observer 20 Jun 2021
The government says the decision is not a path to settlement on the mainland, but the family’s supporters hope this is a first step towards that end, and a sign that the tide of public opinion is turning against draconian asylum policies ... to really shift public opinion....
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Thank you, Dad, for a cancer cure: Barbara Hertz

Cleveland 20 Jun 2021
Dr ... Dr ... Questionable ethics regarding medical publication as well as false information created fear ... * Send a letter to the editor, which will be considered for print publication. * Email general questions about our editorial board or comments or corrections on this opinion column to Elizabeth Sullivan, director of opinion, at esullivan@cleveland.com ... ....
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How Do You Fight Antisemitism? With Arab Israelis.

The Algemeiner 20 Jun 2021
Opinion ... Photo. Reuters / Carlo Allegri ... It also means being imaginative ... 0 ... In the complicated field of shaping public opinion, enlisting Arabs to promote Israel would be progress, and it’s certainly good for the Jews ... The opinions presented by Algemeiner bloggers are solely theirs and do not represent those of The Algemeiner, its publishers or editors....
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A Post-Truth World: Why Ronaldo Did Not Move Coca-Cola Share Price

Joy Online 20 Jun 2021
In 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year was “post-truth.” Post-truth is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief” ... policy and opinion....
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More than 50 Ohio economists support a carbon fee and dividend to tackle climate change: David Clingingsmith and Jerry Hinkle

Cleveland 20 Jun 2021
The “largest public statement of economists in history,” signed by all living chairs of the Federal Reserve, 28 Nobel Laureates, and over 3,500 other economists, advocates for just this policy ... * Send a letter to the editor, which will be considered for print publication....
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When this farmer walked into a forest, he knew he'd be arrested within hours

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 20 Jun 2021
Tasmania's Rosebery mine needs to build a new tailings dam or risk closure, costing 500 jobs. But some are standing against the weight of public opinion and likelihood of arrest to protect the environment ... ....
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