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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Opinion: Public fed pablum about big issues in Chattanooga and Hamilton County

Times Free Press 16 Aug 2022
In the case of Erlanger, apparently, the public seems to have expressed a giant "ho hum." ... Nothing, we hope, but even if members of the public cared, there's little they could do. No public meetings to discuss the transition were held, as leaders promised, and the negotiations were handled by lawyers for the county and for the hospital....
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Half of Taiwanese back independence

Taipei Times 16 Aug 2022
Half of Taiwanese support independence, according to the results of a poll released yesterday by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation, which also found that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) support rating fell by 7 percentage points ... Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation chairman ......
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Target on their backs

Columbia Missourian 16 Aug 2022
The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas....
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Opioid overdose crisis subject of first in-person Columbus Conversations

The Columbus Dispatch 16 Aug 2022
Opinion ... CenterAndrea Boxill, administrator, Alcohol and Drug Services, Columbus Public Health ... Dispatch Opinion Editor Amelia Robinson will host the discussion which will also stream live on Dispatch.com and on this newspaper’s Facebook page and YouTube channel ... Opinion....
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Taliban 2.0 – The trajectory of events after one year in power

Khaama Press 16 Aug 2022
Taliban should realize that governing through barrels of gun and policy of intimidation has an expiry; rethink and immediately seize its irrational behavior with the Afghan public for the sake of its own regime survival ... DISCLAIMER – The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eligible households can get a break on internet bills

Columbia Missourian 16 Aug 2022
Speeds are too slow, connections too expensive and sometimes access is not even available ... Louis. About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas ... If you would like to contribute to the Opinion page with a response or an original topic of your own, visit our submission form. ....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eroding MU benefits are unlikely to retain staff

Columbia Missourian 16 Aug 2022
I love working at Mizzou, but benefits have gradually eroded since I started 23 years ago ... About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas ... If you would like to contribute to the Opinion page with a response or an original topic of your own, visit our submission form. ....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time is short. Climate change is urgent.

Columbia Missourian 16 Aug 2022
Every week I take a news blackout for my emotional survival ... Ethics practices are much the same ... Time to choose ... About opinions in the Missourian. The Missourian’s Opinion section is a public forum for the discussion of ideas ... If you would like to contribute to the Opinion page with a response or an original topic of your own, visit our submission form....
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EDITORIAL: Work in Enid has drawn two new professionals to Enid

Enid News & Eagle 16 Aug 2022
Text Alerts ... •• Submit your opinion for publication to editor@enidnews.com. Find out more about submitting letters to the editor at https.//www.enidnews.com/opinion/. Have a question about this opinion piece? Do you see something we missed? Do you have an editorial idea for the News & Eagle? Send an email to editor@enidnews.com. ....
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2022 Education Next survey reveals growing partisanship, record-high support for increasing ...

Eagle-Tribune 16 Aug 2022
16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americans’ perception of local school quality has declined since 2019, backing for school choice measures has shifted sharply upward, and support for increasing teacher salaries has reached its highest level in the survey’s history, the 16th annual Education Next survey of public opinion on education policy finds....
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Opinion: Californians should embrace legal, well-regulated gambling

The Mercury News 16 Aug 2022
Efforts to discourage voters from supporting legal sports betting in California are relying heavily on hyperbole and misinformation to sway public opinion ... It would be folly to argue gambling is entirely without risk. Obviously, it’s not ... Cardrooms chip in another $270 million-$300 million in taxes each year ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Opinion ... Skinner ... Opinion ... ....
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Cyberthreats, foreign intervention loom over upcoming Israeli election

The Jerusalem Post 16 Aug 2022
“The other type, however, includes using social networks to spread false information and affect public opinion.” ... This sort of attack on public opinion, including misinformation and the spreading of conspiracy theories, isn’t familiar in many other places in the world....
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Hong Kong police increase surveillance of social media

The Times/The Sunday Times 16 Aug 2022
A new 24-hour public opinion tracking system is designed to flag fake news and improve trust in the police, the force’s new head of public relations said ......

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