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The Ethics of Presidential Polling

Can we justify the choice to make unofficial presidential polling data available to the masses while the result is still out?
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Accountability, Negligence, and Bad Faith

Calls for Senators Cruz and Hawley to resign are only growing louder, but of what wrong might they be guilty?
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Year in Review

To ring in the new year, our writers offer their favorite reads that you might have missed.

Opinion

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Moral Authority in America

What have these past four years really meant for America's legacy? What is the way forward?
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Time to Let Up or Double Down?

Even with vaccination rollout underway, it's still too early to consider the long-anticipated return to normal.
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How Should One Call It like It Is?

By what standards can we determine the kind of language that is appropriate? How could we possibly reach consensus?

Culture

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The Social Justice of Copyrights and “Public Domain Day”

What might explain the delay in making our most important cultural artifacts freely accessible to the public?
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On Some Philosophical Roots of Pixar’s “Soul”

Pixar's latest film draws on ancient philosophy to explore the nature of existence and the meaning of life.
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Movies, Beliefs, and Dangerous Messages

Our tendency to portray evil by depicting physical deformity is a problem in need of correction.

Recent

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On the Rationality of the Capitol Rioters

On what basis should we assess rational action? Should that judgment make space for things like false beliefs or moral considerations?
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The Ethics of Presidential Polling

Can we justify the choice to make unofficial presidential polling data available to the masses while the result is still out?
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Should News Sites Have Paywalls?

Given the vital democratic role of the fourth estate, we need some way of making fact-based journalism widely available.
photograph of President Trump leaving podium at border wall event

Moral Authority in America

What have these past four years really meant for America's legacy? What is the way forward?
photograph of Duke Ellington record

The Social Justice of Copyrights and “Public Domain Day”

What might explain the delay in making our most important cultural artifacts freely accessible to the public?
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Hilaria Baldwin and Fake Identities

What can the case of Hilaria Baldwin tell us about cultural appropriation and passing as other?