Politics

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Is Microtargeting Good for Democracy?

A tool for political inclusion may simply be a way to stoke division.
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Medical Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know

How can we determine when public interest should trump politician's personal rights?
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Under Discussion: Voting Best Interests and Democratic Legitimacy

How can we ever divine a political mandate from the jumbled voices and contradictory preferences we find in the ballot box?
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Under Discussion: Is It Rational to Be an Ignorant Voter?

What does it take to fulfill one's duty to participate in democratic elections?
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Under Discussion: Democracy Demands More than Your Vote

The obligations of a democratic citizen extend beyond registering a presidential preference every four years.
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Under Discussion: Are Liberalism and Democracy Fundamentally at Odds?

US democracy has always been about striking the proper balance between individual freedoms and the popular will.
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Under Discussion: A Dearth of Democracy

The opportunity to register one's political preferences (especially at the federal level) is small, and only getting smaller.
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Under Discussion: Consent of the Governed? Obstacles to Free and Fair...

Given that the people's voice grants government legitimacy, the authority of American democracy is under threat.
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Considered Position: Flawed Democracy – Voter Participation

What is required in order for our government to represent the people's will?
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Confirming Amy Coney Barrett: Against Secularism or For Religious Freedom?

Is faith underrepresented on the bench, and are critics of the president's nomination guilty of discrimination against the religious?