The current pandemic is but another opportunity to observe the perennial conflict between private interest and public good.
The idea of "party raiding" raises interesting questions not only about our motivations at the ballot booth, but also the way we go about preference ordering.
Do we, as voters, have an obligation to be informed? Where could such a duty come from? Who might we owe it to?
Self-funding one's political campaign seems like a noble endeavor, but it also raises a host of concerns.
How should we understand the politics behind Trump's designation of "beauty"? What is at stake in the architectural design of federal buildings?
How precise are our meanings and how precise is our usage? We use terms like "social construct" and "socialist," but can intend very different things by them.
What makes the US Senate the proper place to judge impeachment? Does the "world's greatest deliberative body" still deserve it's name?
How should we approach elections? Is there a midway between being too idealistic and sacrificing our values?
When even the presentation of facts is non-neutral, how can journalism retain any claim to objectivity?
Campaign donations can give contributors a sense of entitlement, but can these feelings be justified? What does our dollar really buy? What should it buy?