Op-Ed

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris photographed in 2015 from the side

Cultural Value, Charitable Giving, and the Fire at Notre Dame

The fire at Notre Dame was a huge cultural event matched only by the outpouring of support from donations and social media posts in response. But shouldn't there be other things we support just as strongly?
A close-up photograph of a section of dates on a calendar.

Why We Shouldn’t Have to Have the White History Month Conversation

Black History Month is occasionally accompanied by discourse on the possibility of "white history month." What makes it wrong?
Photo of a lowlit room with candles and a mirror and a bed

Self-Care in the Late Capitalist Era

Self-care is crucial, but is it overly commodified?
Photograph of President Trump looking at a book with other people gathered

Why You are Wrong to Donate to the #BorderWall GoFundMe Campaign

Opinion: The GoFundMe campaign supporting the building of the proposed border wall has some fundamental philosophical problems.
Photograph of the cast of the TV show The Office all sitting for a press conference on set

Is All Comedy Ethical? The Office’s Irresponsible Use of Satire

Satire deliberately exaggerates societal issues to make a point -- and to make us change. But what if it doesn't work?
"Not only our island nation that is sinking" by Nattu licensed under CC BY 2.0

Opinion: To Face Climate Change We Need the Arts and Humanities

Can we combat climate change with more than just the sciences, and how should we implement the humanities into our solutions?
"house-of-cards-kevin-spacey" by Carrie A. licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

Is It Okay to Wear a House of Cards T-Shirt?

After Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations, is it ethically permissible to still wear clothing that represent his work on House of Cards?
photograph of all the women save Senator Mary Landrieu on the US Senate in 2013

Women, Representation, Revolution

There are more women than ever up for election during this year's midterms. If many of them succeed, what might change?
photograph of Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Brett Kavanaugh smiling while sitting on a couch

Opinion: Kavanaugh Was the Wrong Choice

Even after Kavanaugh's confirmation, the decision is controversial.
"Alex Jones" by Sean P. Anderson licensed under CC BY 2.0 (via Flickr).

The Dangers and Ethics of Social Media Censorship

What are the dangers involved in social media censorship? This article uses Alex Jone's removal from social media to examine the problems that come with censorship.