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Bad Behavior During Political Primaries

From candidates to supporters, what are our duties to support the political process?
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MAGA Hats, Nathan Phillips, & Journalism in the Social Media Age

The furor sparked by the slanted treatment of Covington High School protesters raises questions about the prospects of objectivity in the days of instant news.
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College Admissions and the Ethics of Unfair Advantages

The recent admissions scandal has revealed the unfair advantages that certain people have when applying to school, and what that might mean for the rest of us.
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What’s Wrong with State Media?

Recent accusations that Fox News is a propaganda machine might strike some as hyperbole, but there is a real danger in the dwindling line between the government and news organizations.
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The Politics of Ego

Hyperpartisanship is not helped when potential candidates are seemingly more interested in their egos than their policies.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act

Has America become an oligarchic state with regard to corruption, and can Elizabeth Warren's proposal help get things back on track?
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Unpacking the Tactic of Shutting Down the Government

Government shutdowns are often a highly partisan issue. So how should we parse the most recent one?
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The Deeper Significance of Women Presidential Candidates

Though American politics may seem more divided than ever, it's important to note the changes still taking place.
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The Rise of Political Echo Chambers

Echo chambers are creating insular factions and polarizing politics. Is this a problem? And is there a way out?
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Which Voices Matter? Ballot Initiatives, Marijuana, and Legislative Paternalism in Utah

In November, Utah voters made medical marijuana legal with a ballot measure. However, legislation is already underway to restrict it.