"John McCain with supporters" by Gage Skidmore liscensed under CC BY 2.0

Should We Romanticize the Dead?

In the wake of several deaths of public figures, the question of romanticism of the deceased seems to be appearing. Do we as a society treat people better after they die, even if we disagreed with them during their lives?
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Should Political Apparel be Allowed in Polling Places?

Voting used to be a dangerous process, but is it now too controlled?
Photo of a monument memorializing deaths of migrants who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border

Moral Responsibility at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Border Patrol policies have funneled migrants from Mexico to some of the harshest terrain on the border. Who is morally responsible for their deaths?
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Should Chimpanzees be Granted Legal Personhood?

The moral quandary of chimpanzee personhood opens up many questions about our views on animal rights and capabilities.
A painting of Enlightenment scholars talking in a park.

In Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, the Ethics of Reporting Human Progress

A new book answers a contentious question: just how much has the Enlightenment improved the world?
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Will Changes in Meat Consumption Redefine the U.S. Food System?

In 2018, the average American is predicted to eat over 200 pounds of meat. But will changes in the type of meat we eat have an effect on our greater food system?
An image of a Waymo self-driving car.

Waymo and the Morality of Self-Driving Cars

A future of self-driving cars seems closer than ever. But will our cars be designed to make ethical decisions for us?

“Broken Windows” Policing and the Role of Police

Continuing police reform raises the question of just what communities expect from the police, and how to balance justice with community protection.

What We’re Reading: April 28, 2016

Obama administration urges states to curb use of solitary confinement (Guardian) by Ed Pilkington "This year Barack Obama announced far-reaching reforms that would dramatically reduce the...

What We’re Reading: April 7, 2016

The Shocking Sexualization of Female Politicians in Porn (The Establishment) by Soraya Chemaly "Arguably, these sexist words and images are part of a long history of...