Society

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Why Anti-Vaxxers Are (Kind of) Like Marxists

The co-commitments of abortion-based anti-vaccine rhetoric seem to produce untenable results.
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A Chicago Suburb Tries Reparations

Evanston's latest policy proposal faces moral and legal challenges from enemies as well as would-be allies.
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Renewable Energy and Local Autonomy in Indiana

Generating clean energy with turbines seems to be in our interests, but how do we decide where we should we put them?
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What Is Cancel Culture?

Decried as the uncontrollable behemoth risen by the left, cancel culture has long existed as a societal tool that knows no affiliation.
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The Broader Moral Issue Behind the Filibuster

Is the filibuster the linchpin holding it all together or a relic from a bygone era holding us back?
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More Than Words: Hate Crime Laws and the Atlanta Attack

Deploying the vocabulary of hate crime legislation might be more important than prosecuting offenders.
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Scarce Goods and Rationalization

We're getting awfully good at spinning selfishness as altruism.
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Sarah Everard and the Politics of Fear

The kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard represents structural violence and is not the unexplainable and unimaginable act it's been made out to be.
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The Ethics of Digidog

Concerns over privacy and the use of police funds may hobble the deployment of new peacekeeping technology.
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Testimony, Conspiracy Theories, and Hume on Miracles

How can we guard against a willingness to be deceived in our quest to see the complete picture?