Featured

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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 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

Opinion

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How Can the 2022 Olympic Games Remain Neutral?

The International Olympic Committee asks that we celebrate sport while holding our tongues.
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Justice for All?: William Kelly and Kyle Rittenhouse

Should departments really be in the business of policing their officers' off-duty behavior?
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Do Police Intentions Matter?

If the prevalence of racial bias and the demands of law enforcement makes rights violations predictable, are we not then complicit in maintaining the status quo?

Culture

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On the Art of Evildoers

Is there any separating art from artist? Are publishers complicit? Cases continue to mount, but answers are hard to come by.
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On Climate Refugees and Captain America

Marvel's latest has superheroes struggling with problems we're only beginning to confront.
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True Crime and Empathy

The genre is full of moral pitfalls and sticky situations for producers and consumers alike.

Recent

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Public Divorces and Media Privacy

Does the public have any overriding interest in knowing every sordid detail concerning the lives of the rich and famous?
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Why Would Anyone Marry?

What inspires us to take the leap in the face of great uncertainty?
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Saturday Night Live and the Humanization of Elon Musk

Can the show maintain its critical edge while offering controversial figures a platform?
close-up photograph of Philip Roth

On the Art of Evildoers

Is there any separating art from artist? Are publishers complicit? Cases continue to mount, but answers are hard to come by.
photograph of runner statues in Beijing's Olympic Park

How Can the 2022 Olympic Games Remain Neutral?

The International Olympic Committee asks that we celebrate sport while holding our tongues.
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Can You Be a Different Person After the Pandemic?

When we talk about human growth and personality change, what do we really mean?