Society

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Pride Parades and Respectability Politics

Etiquette norms regarding "good taste" and "decency" are just another tool used to stifle expression, encourage conformity, and police group identity.
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Criticism of Israel, Media Focus, and Bias

Given all the other international conflicts, can anything but anti-Semitism explain the obsession with Israeli policies?
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Justice Breyer and Strategic Retirement

We should take a minute to consider all that is being communicated in the push for Breyer to relinquish his post and step down?
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“Politicians in Robes”: Neutrality in the Supreme Court

How can we maintain confidence in the Court given the politicization surrounding it?
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UFOs and Hume on Miracles

Hume cautions us about believing others when their claims are unbelievable.
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Automation in the Courtroom: On Algorithms Predicting Crime

The justice system's growing reliance on artificial intelligence threatens to remove human sensibility from sentencing.
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A Challenge to Federalism: Mask Mandates and Subsidiarity

How do we find the proper division of labor between competing claims to authority by federal, state, and local bodies?
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On the Weaponization of Forgiveness

Making a show of contrition operates as nothing more than a rhetorical device, whether we realize it or not.
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On the “Canceling” of Liz Cheney

"During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition called war."
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A Stark Divide: On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

Why might race-based education be necessary for developing our youth into fully-fledged adults?