The campaign to stem the tide of misinformation online is beset by a number of formidable epistemic obstacles. How effective can fact-checking ever really be?
Bladensburg's monument to veterans raises a number of thorny issues concerning the principle of neutrality, freedom of religion, and the foundations of law.
Accusations about one's lack of moral fiber are often thrown around at election time, but when are personal moral failings relevant in determining a candidate's suitability for public office?
Recent government raids on news organizations in Australia prompt discussion of the boundaries of categories like the public interest and national security threats.
What do Elizabeth Warren's proposed policies regarding student debt relief say about responsibility and fairness?
Is a tool used as obstruction to legislation antithetical to the Senate's purpose, or perfectly attuned to it? Is the filibuster the "Soul of the Senate" or the death of democracy?
As politics become more divisive, the family unit risks fracture. How should we balance political convictions and familial ties?
The US and New Zealand's positions on gun control could not be farther apart. How have political climates and history shaped these cultural attitudes? What is the substance of the right to bear arms? How broad is its justification?
The call for civil discourse is often disingenuous, and finding a neutral ground for debate is difficult in practice. What does 'civility' mean, and what does it not mean?
It's difficult to justify the recent ban on transgender military service with the reasons on offer.