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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?
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“Incels” and the Right to be Loved

"Incels" argue they are entitled to love, and specifically, to sex. But do their claims really hold up?
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Should the NFL’s Players Have to Pay to Protest?

The NFL's response to the #TakeAKnee demonstrations has revived the debate over patriotism and protest.

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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Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee: Political Comedy’s Unwritten Rules

The backlashes against Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee underscore the nuances of offense and political comedy.
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For Testosterone Testing in Sports

Though some advocates may shy away from testosterone testing in sports, there could be some compelling reasons for doing so.
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Against Testosterone Testing in Sports

A major sports association now requires testosterone testing for female athletes. That is a mistake.

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Should Political Apparel be Allowed in Polling Places?

Voting used to be a dangerous process, but is it now too controlled?
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The Moral Legacy of Karl Marx

Karl Marx's legacy has always been complex, and some of hypocrisies might lessen his theory's impact.
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The Ethics of Human Head Transplants Explored: Part One

The science fiction idea of head transplants is becoming a medical reality, but at what ethical cost?
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Debunking the Marshmallow Myth: Rationality in Scarcity

The marshmallow test was supposed to show that delayed gratification sets kids up for success, but it actually betrays classed biases.
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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?
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A Journalist Fakes His Own Death. Was His Decision Moral?

What will the consequences be of Ukrainian journalist Arkady Babchenko's choice to elude Russian-funded assassins by faking his own death?