Society

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On the Permissibility of Procreation

How big an impact does the choice to not have a child make on climate change really?
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The Worst Thing You Can Do for Climate Change

We seem to be accelerating toward hard caps and milestones while the problem is only compounding.
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The Texas Heartbeat Act and Linguistic Clarity

Too little and too much meaning survives the leap from the medical context to the political.
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What Arguments for the Electoral College Really Show

Meaningful voting reform starts by considering what constitutes a legitimate deviation from One Person, One Vote.
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On Journalistic Malpractice

How might we legitimately distinguish between those who do and do not deserve to bear the name?
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COVID Vaccines and Primary Care

Are doctors violating their professional code in choosing who they will or will not treat, or, as always, simply minimizing their patients' risk and possible harm?
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On Objectivity in Journalism

Exercising discretion in choosing what to say and how to say it inevitably requires adopting some particular perspective, but doesn't that just admit bias?
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Aesop and the Unvaccinated: On Messaging and Rationality

Too much time is devoted to finger-pointing and name-calling, while not enough attention is paid to what goes into the message.
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The Politically Great and the Morally Good

Should we really prefer a virtuous leader when it comes to getting the job done?
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LEGO and the Building Blocks of Environmental Salvation

How might we explain the space between going above and beyond or merely doing what's expected?