The language we use to describe the state of our world has significant influence in motivating human action.
The Trump-Ukraine scandal is just the most recent example of the transactional stance the U.S. has taken with regard to foreign aid. What implications might this shift have for the global community?
Urban exploration can change our connection to the world and the way we see ourselves in it. But it can also reinforce a sense of entitlement and separation.
What are our responsibilities at the ballot box? What does it mean for a vote to be insincere? Do we have an obligation to vote our conscience at the ballot box?
The vast difference in states' standards for homeschooling raises troubling questions about children's growth and their prospects of ever developing real autonomy. It also casts doubt on the legitimacy of home-based learning.
Pia Klemp's rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean has garnered praise as well as punishment. What do such actions deserve?
Is the annihilation of a species a justified response to the threat Mosquitoes pose? What about genetic modification? Who gets to decide?
Tolerance does not, and cannot, require tolerating intolerant views. And it is not hypocrisy to say so.
Issue of free speech lie at the heart of the Hong Kong protests. And exercising our right to it (especially on social media) has important consequences for Hong Kong, as does our silence.
Ellen has defended herself against recent public backlash by asserting a basic obligation to be kind to others. What might this duty entail? What might be its limits?