Op-Ed

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How Should One Call It like It Is?

By what standards can we determine the kind of language that is appropriate? How could we possibly reach consensus?
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Trump and the Dangers of Social Media

What responsibility do social media sites have in moderating content and what responsibilities might fall on us, the users?
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Accountability, Negligence, and Bad Faith

Calls for Senators Cruz and Hawley to resign are only growing louder, but of what wrong might they be guilty?
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Movies, Beliefs, and Dangerous Messages

Our tendency to portray evil by depicting physical deformity is a problem in need of correction.
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A Strange Moral Disgruntlement with Giving

What constitutes a worthwhile cause? And why do we so harshly judge others for donating to the wrong ones?
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Why Didn’t God Make Us Happier?

Is there any moral value in our search to find contentment? Are we justified in our unending quest to be satisfied?
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Is Canceling All Student Debt Fair? Yes. Here’s Why.

Can student loan forgiveness overcome the many objections of critics? What makes these victims of higher ed deserving?
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Duties to Vaccinate, Duties to Inform

How might we best communicate the science to those who remain skeptical? What role do each of us have to play?
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This for That: Trading Vaccinations for Stimulus Checks

Should citizens refusing vaccination be denied a stimulus check? Is this proposal really any different from school immunizations?
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Wrongs that Are Wrong to Forgive?

Mea culpa? What are the relevant considerations that must be assessed before offering absolution?