Opinion

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Institutions’ Right to Block: ICAO vs. Taiwan

What might justify an organization or government's wielding of exclusionary power? What does it mean to be removed from the conversation?
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Impeachment as a Means to an End

The value of the impeachment hearings extends well beyond the immediate political horizon. It is not a tool in service of a particular end, but a communicative symbol to the world.
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Insecticidal Tendencies: Insects as Candidates for Ecological Ethics

Pesticides have done a lot of harm to our environment, but most of all to insects. Should our ethics extend beyond ourselves to members of the natural world?
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Reframing Picasso: Hannah Gadsby and “Separating the Man from the Art”

Hannah Gadsby's reframing of Picasso's cubism is more than a piece of art criticism -- it's revolutionary.

Trump and the Latin American Left: Strange Bedfellows

Back in July, during the Republican National Convention, some strange images circulated on the internet. Some tough-looking, blue eyed, blond cowboys, held signs with...

Prosecuting Betty Shelby

Though no doubt warranted, scrutiny surrounding Betty Shelby's killing of Terence Crutcher follows well-known patterns of gender bias.

Our Views of Women in the Military Demand Complexity

Contrary to comments by Donald Trump, historical precedent suggests an extensive relationship between women and military service.

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?

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.

The Deterioration of TV News

This Guest Author post by Dr. Jeff McCall was originally published in The Indy Star on April 24, 2015. NBC’s high-profile anchor, Brian Williams, has...