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Individualism in the Time of COVID: The Rights and Wrongs of...

Whose rights are at stake when businesses require patrons to don face masks? How should we define the boundaries of our individual freedom?
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Is Biden Trapped by Identity Politics?

Is identity politics threatening to further fracture our fragile bonds or is it the path to reconciliation?
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Retweets, Endorsements, and Indirect Speech Acts

How should we understand the speech act of retweeting? What are we signaling and what are we not? When, if ever, might condemnation be appropriate?

Opinion

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The Politics of Imponderables

Is the moral righteousness we experience over questions of trade-offs a blessing or a curse? Can that outrage be productive or must it be suppressed?
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Under Discussion: On Cancelling “Cancel Culture”

What are all the sources that might imbue a thing with meaning, and how might we separate our endorsement of any one of those strands from the thing as a whole?
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Under Discussion: Platforms of Power and Privilege

Not all voices carry the same weight, and these disparities in clout complicate our assessment of what can and cannot be said.

Culture

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‘Bon Appetit’ and the Politics of Food

Food isn't as apolitical as we tend to assume, it's fraught with concerns regarding access and questions like what constitutes "ethnic" cuisine.
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Shockingly Funny: The Morality of Eric Andre’s Comedy

Humor is often used to lampoon social and political beliefs, but how defensible is it when others are made the butt of the joke.
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White Skins, Black Masks: Voice Acting and Representation

Combating the underrepresentation of people of color in the entertainment industry is an important goal, but the way we go about it is equally important.

Recent

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The Short- and Long-Term Ethical Issues of Working from Home

The return of pre-industrial working conditions promises upheaval. What challenges should we expect? What gains might we hope for?
photograph of scales made of pebbles balanced on a boulder

The Politics of Imponderables

Is the moral righteousness we experience over questions of trade-offs a blessing or a curse? Can that outrage be productive or must it be suppressed?
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Rent Crisis Responses

From rent strikes to mortgage freezes, all sorts of responses to the financial crisis have been proposed. But renters and landlords are separated by a few key differences.
photograph of halved fruits and vegetables arranged around yellow plate in the center

‘Bon Appetit’ and the Politics of Food

Food isn't as apolitical as we tend to assume, it's fraught with concerns regarding access and questions like what constitutes "ethnic" cuisine.
photograph of a fountain pen and a signature on yellow paper.

Under Discussion: On Cancelling “Cancel Culture”

What are all the sources that might imbue a thing with meaning, and how might we separate our endorsement of any one of those strands from the thing as a whole?
image of megaphone amplifying certains rays from an array of color bands

Under Discussion: Platforms of Power and Privilege

Not all voices carry the same weight, and these disparities in clout complicate our assessment of what can and cannot be said.