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Pokemon Go and the Public Space

The popular augmented reality app underscores tensions between the individual, technology and the public space.

Should Musician’s Intent Matter to Political Campaigns?

Are politicians wrong to appropriate music for their own purposes? Your answer probably depends on how you read literature.

Why The U.S. Should Embrace Instant Runoff Voting

Donald Trump benefitted from an electoral system that struggles with crowded candidate fields. Instant Runoff Voting could change that.

Open Mike Eagle, Race and Getting the Joke

Couching racial differences in understanding alone does little to foster common ground. Here's how hip-hop could change that.

Feel This

On the Brock Turner case and the moral reasoning needed to understand the perspectives involved.

Seeing the Olympics

The contradictions inherent in the Olympics make it difficult to reject or embrace completely.

Relying Too Much on Polls Doesn’t Serve Public

A news media that wants to serve the public should focus coverage on issues and candidate qualifications.

Can Emotions Be Wrong?

We can act wrongly: we may behave in ways that are unkind, inconsiderate, or selfish. Can our emotions be wrong too? Are there things...

What Did Mexico’s Politicians Gain from Trump’s Visit?

Why did the President of Mexico decide to meet with an incendiary candidate who argues that the country is a haven for drugs and crime?

Has Your Newsfeed Hurt Your Mental Health?

On the ethics of viewing violent news on the internet.