Politics

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This for That: Trading Vaccinations for Stimulus Checks

Should citizens refusing vaccination be denied a stimulus check? Is this proposal really any different from school immunizations?
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Wrongs that Are Wrong to Forgive?

Mea culpa? What are the relevant considerations that must be assessed before offering absolution?
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The Ethics of Pardoning

What justification can we offer for a tool that flies in the face of our moral convictions regarding fairness, justice, and equality before the law?
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Mill’s Dilemma

How can political adversaries engage in genuine dialog given our present cultural climate?
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Fairness in Taxation

Is fairness about treating all alike or being sensitive to each individual's means?
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Should Republicans and Democrats Be Friends?

Can friendship overcome deep moral disagreement? Should it?
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Winning Graciously and the Problem with Empathy

President-elect Biden's recent speech calls for unity, and raises questions about the consideration owed to political rivals.
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The Day after Election: A Return to Normal?

What does all this longing for days gone by mean for our political future?
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Third-Party Voting in 2020

What are our obligations at the voting booth?
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Trump, Berlusconi, and Double Standards on Tough Questions

The similarities between the two figures raise questions about misogyny and hypocrisy.