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The Ethics of Deterrence: Australian Offshore Immigration Detention

The U.S. isn't the only country with controversial and dangerous immigration policies. Those of Australia have gone on for over 5 years.
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To Tip or Not to Tip: D.C.’s Ballot Initiative 77

In the nation's capitol, tip wage versus minimum wage was a point of contention, as Ballot Initiative 77 passed by a narrow margin.
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Family Separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Trump Administration has proposed a variety of excuses for its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Do any of them actually hold up?

Opinion

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Opinion: President Trump, Peacemaker?

Is Donald Trump really in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Arming Teachers: A Half-Baked Solution to Gun Violence

Gun violence in schools is more prevalent than ever, yet still law-makers suggest arming teachers is the best solution.
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Opinion: Kevin Williamson Is Right (About One Thing)

The former Atlantic columnist's stance on abortion raises an important question: if abortion is murder, why are pro-life activists squeamish about prosecuting the women who seek them out?

Culture

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Reputation over Potential: “Classic” Humor, Art History, and the Women on...

Hannah Gadsby, lauded comedian, also has an art history degree. And she's got something to say about Pablo Picasso.
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Could Gender-Blind Casting Limit Epistemic Injustice?

Gender-blind casting is often hailed as progressive and groundbreaking. But what philosophical work is it doing?

The Moral Messages of Violence in Media

Is the gritty violence portrayed in shows like The Handmaid's Tale actually doing any good?

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Black and white photograph of a cubist exhibition in a museum

Reputation over Potential: “Classic” Humor, Art History, and the Women on the Other Side

Hannah Gadsby, lauded comedian, also has an art history degree. And she's got something to say about Pablo Picasso.
Photograph of Edwin Austin Abbey's painting of a scene from Shakespeare's King Lear

Could Gender-Blind Casting Limit Epistemic Injustice?

Gender-blind casting is often hailed as progressive and groundbreaking. But what philosophical work is it doing?

The Moral Messages of Violence in Media

Is the gritty violence portrayed in shows like The Handmaid's Tale actually doing any good?

“Ill-Humors” of Society: The Politicization of the Supreme Court

The Federalist Papers show that the Supreme Court was supposed to be above politics. Is it too politicized now?
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On Bad Artists, Good Art

We've all probably wondered: is it okay to like good shows created by bad people? The answer? Complicated.

Some Normative Perspectives on Borders and Asylum Seekers

When U.S. border polices are examined from a normative ethical perspective, the results point to a need for change.