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The Ethics of Presidential Polling

Can we justify the choice to make unofficial presidential polling data available to the masses while the result is still out?
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The Cost of Free Speech

Freedoms come with responsibilities and must be balanced against other moral values.
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On an Imperative to Educate People on the History of Race...

"History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history." - James Baldwin
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The Broader Moral Issue Behind the Filibuster

Is the filibuster the linchpin holding it all together or a relic from a bygone era holding us back?
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Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials and COVID-19

Our dedication to the value of efficiency means that the historically marginalized stay marginalized.
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A Stark Divide: On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

Why might race-based education be necessary for developing our youth into fully-fledged adults?
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Educating Professionals

How might the value of education transcend economic assessment? What goods might it deliver beyond mere job-training?
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On Patriotism

What does our fidelity to the nation in which we live require? What can it not demand?
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On Objectivity in Journalism

Exercising discretion in choosing what to say and how to say it inevitably requires adopting some particular perspective, but doesn't that just admit bias?
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The Moral Danger of Conservative Nostalgia

At what point does longing for days gone by become something more than a mere expression of personal taste?