Politics

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The Free-Speech Defense and a Defense of Free Speech

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.
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Family Separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Trump Administration has proposed a variety of excuses for its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Do any of them actually hold up?
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In Washington, D.C., A March Against Fear

At the March For Our Lives, young people stood front and center in the fight against gun violence in America.
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Are Zero Tolerance Policies the Solution to Sexual Misconduct?

In the wake of the #metoo campaign, some have pushed for zero tolerance policies for those accused of sexual assault. What would the implications of such a policy be?

Diagnosis from a Distance: The Ethics of the Goldwater Rule

Debates around psychiatrists' role in the political sphere have taken on new life under Donald Trump's presidency.

A Trump-Themed People’s Climate March

Intern Kiara Goodwine documents her experience at the 2017 People's Climate March.

Dissecting “America First”

Evaluating Donald Trump's signature blend of isolationism and political realism.

What Democracy Looks Like

Reflections on protest and the benefit of chaos in the Trump era.

The Moral Consequences of Protecting American Jobs

Is it moral to prioritize saving American jobs over the non-American jobs lost in the process?

Determining Moral Responsibility in the Pizzagate Shooting

Should systemic conditions of fake news share the blame for Edgar Welch's crimes?