Whose rights are at stake when businesses require patrons to don face masks? How should we define the boundaries of our individual freedom?
Is identity politics threatening to further fracture our fragile bonds or is it the path to reconciliation?
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the world, Australia must also confront the very present racism of how Indigenous people are treated by police.
Uncertainty, politicization, and the need for specialized knowledge all threaten our ability to competently weigh evidence and reasons. What can we do when we are in no position to judge?
The WHO has moved away from including origin in the naming convention for diseases, and they've done so for good reasons.
What might justify an organization or government's wielding of exclusionary power? What does it mean to be removed from the conversation?
Individual incentives are at odds with collective rationality. How might models like the Prisoner's Dilemma illuminate our current predicament?
The value of the impeachment hearings extends well beyond the immediate political horizon. It is not a tool in service of a particular end, but a communicative symbol to the world.
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.
Mill endorsed free and open debate as a machine capable of refining and reinforcing truth. There were, however, limits. On his view, political correctness is not a restriction of free speech but a basic tenet.