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Pinterest’s Block on Anti-Vaccination Content

Pinterest quietly removed anti-vaccination content from the site, making both 'anti-vax' and 'vaccine' unsearchable. Was this the right thing to do?
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Nasty, Brutish and Online: Is Facebook Revealing a Hobbesian Dystopia?

Was Thomas Hobbes right about human nature, and is Facebook proving it?
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Judd v Weinstein: Reexamining Ex Post Facto

Ex post facto laws allow us to avoid retroactive legislation. But in the era after #MeToo, maybe there are some crimes that should be punished after the fact.

Opinion

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Why We Shouldn’t Have to Have the White History Month Conversation

Black History Month is occasionally accompanied by discourse on the possibility of "white history month." What makes it wrong?
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Self-Care in the Late Capitalist Era

Self-care is crucial, but is it overly commodified?
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Why You are Wrong to Donate to the #BorderWall GoFundMe Campaign

Opinion: The GoFundMe campaign supporting the building of the proposed border wall has some fundamental philosophical problems.

Culture

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Australia’s Pill Testing and Different Versions of Harm Minimization

This article examines the ethical implications of measuring the purity of the ingredients drugs so recreational users can be informed about the substances.
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Military Propaganda and Empowerment in Captain Marvel

Marvel's newest hit Captain Marvel was marketed with female empowerment in mind, but what about the heavy military message?
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Classics in the Era of Trump

Is it dangerous or productive to filter the Trump administration through the lens of classical studies?

Recent

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What Does It Mean to Be an Ally?

Examining recent events, like those that happened on DePauw's campus, can help us define what allyship really is.
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College Admissions and the Ethics of Unfair Advantages

The recent admissions scandal has revealed the unfair advantages that certain people have when applying to school, and what that might mean for the rest of us.
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What’s Wrong with State Media?

Recent accusations that Fox News is a propaganda machine might strike some as hyperbole, but there is a real danger in the dwindling line between the government and news organizations.
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Australia’s Pill Testing and Different Versions of Harm Minimization

This article examines the ethical implications of measuring the purity of the ingredients drugs so recreational users can be informed about the substances.
Photograph of a Captain Marvel poster above a movie theatre entrance; the poster shows Brie Larson as Captain Marvel standing with a star and flashing lights behind her

Military Propaganda and Empowerment in Captain Marvel

Marvel's newest hit Captain Marvel was marketed with female empowerment in mind, but what about the heavy military message?
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Sparking Joy: The Ethics of Medically-Induced Happiness

What should our outlook be on "medically induced" happiness? Is it the same as "natural" happiness?