Opinion

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Pride Parades and Respectability Politics

Etiquette norms regarding "good taste" and "decency" are just another tool used to stifle expression, encourage conformity, and police group identity.
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Criticism of Israel, Media Focus, and Bias

Given all the other international conflicts, can anything but anti-Semitism explain the obsession with Israeli policies?
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How Can the 2022 Olympic Games Remain Neutral?

The International Olympic Committee asks that we celebrate sport while holding our tongues.
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Justice for All?: William Kelly and Kyle Rittenhouse

Should departments really be in the business of policing their officers' off-duty behavior?
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Do Police Intentions Matter?

If the prevalence of racial bias and the demands of law enforcement makes rights violations predictable, are we not then complicit in maintaining the status quo?
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Our Moral Obligations to the Afghans

There may never be a right time to withdraw, but that doesn't mean we can walk away clean.
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Abusing Public Faith: Brooks, Gladwell, and Journalistic Ethics

The harm caused by journalists shilling for brands threatens not only their credibility but the credibility of the news at large.
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“Stand Back and Stand By”: The Demands of Loyal Opposition

What role and responsibilities does American democracy assume of the minority party?
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What Is Cancel Culture?

Decried as the uncontrollable behemoth risen by the left, cancel culture has long existed as a societal tool that knows no affiliation.
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Acknowledging a Violent Past: Disney’s Racist Fairy Tales

Given the impact Disney has in shaping young minds, might the company have an obligation to use its power to make amends for past harm?