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The Broader Moral Issue Behind the Filibuster

Is the filibuster the linchpin holding it all together or a relic from a bygone era holding us back?
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On an Imperative to Educate People on the History of Race...

"History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history." - James Baldwin
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The Cost of Free Speech

Freedoms come with responsibilities and must be balanced against other moral values.

Opinion

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“Stand Back and Stand By”: The Demands of Loyal Opposition

What role and responsibilities does American democracy assume of the minority party?
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What Is Cancel Culture?

Decried as the uncontrollable behemoth risen by the left, cancel culture has long existed as a societal tool that knows no affiliation.
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Acknowledging a Violent Past: Disney’s Racist Fairy Tales

Given the impact Disney has in shaping young minds, might the company have an obligation to use its power to make amends for past harm?

Culture

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True Crime and Empathy

The genre is full of moral pitfalls and sticky situations for producers and consumers alike.
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Acknowledging a Violent Past: Disney’s Racist Fairy Tales

Given the impact Disney has in shaping young minds, might the company have an obligation to use its power to make amends for past harm?
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Grief and Saint Augustine (and WandaVision)

The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks for the lessons that loss teaches.

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Workers’ Well-Being and Employers’ Duties of Care

What kind of consideration are workers right to expect from those they serve?
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Art, Death, and Experience

A piece of conceptual art challenges our traditional understanding of death with an aim of reinvention.
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Gun Control and Constitutional Interpretation

The Supreme Court's assessment of gun rights has been largely shaped by originalist readings, but that doesn't necessarily settle the debate.
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Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials and COVID-19

Our dedication to the value of efficiency means that the historically marginalized stay marginalized.
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The Ethics of Dark Tourism

Might we have a moral obligation not to trivialize the suffering of others?
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Do Hashtags Make Political Discourse Worse?

What are the drawbacks and advantages of our political discourse migrating to social media platforms?