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Are Undocumented Immigrants Obligated to Obey US Immigration Law?

The debate around the fate of DACA requires an examination of what relationship undocumented immigrants should have to US immigration law.
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Ethnic Identity in America: Remembering the Ni’ihau Incident

In 1941, a damaged Japanese fighter plane landed on Ni'ihau after the Pearl Harbor attack. What happened next sparked lingering questions about the relationship between national and ethnic identity.
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Let Them Eat Cake: Public Accommodations and Religious Liberty in Colorado

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether products like wedding cakes count as speech, and whether their makers can refuse to serve LGBTQ couples.

Opinion

The Pope, Fake News, and the Gospels

Examining the religious context of Pope Francis' recent condemnation of "fake news."
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the Ethics of Black Humor

Though critically and commercially successful, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has concerned some with its brand of black humor.
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Opinion: “Dreamers” Have Been Taken Hostage in the Battle for Trump’s...

"Asking for the wall (and so on) is like demanding ransom before freeing someone who’s unconditionally entitled to be free."

Culture

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All Hail the King

What does Marvel's new Black Panther film do for people of color?
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the Ethics of Black Humor

Though critically and commercially successful, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has concerned some with its brand of black humor.
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The Duality of Hip-Hop: An Examination of Mumble Rap

Mumble rap has both its ardent fans and harsh critics. But what impact will the subgenre have on the social impact of hip-hop?

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The Pope, Fake News, and the Gospels

Examining the religious context of Pope Francis' recent condemnation of "fake news."
image of photographers and fans with actors of the Black Panther film

All Hail the King

What does Marvel's new Black Panther film do for people of color?
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In Climate Change Denial, Fatalism Versus Determinism

Climate change fatalism is a powerful barrier to environmental action - and it isn't just limited to religion.
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Bullfighting: Moral Good or Unnecessary Cruelty?

Is there any way to morally reconcile bullfighting as a sport?
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Is it Time for a Permanent Olympic Venue?

For many countries, hosting the Olympics brings in fewer tourists and more debt -- would a permanent location change that?

Do Terminally Ill Patients Have a “Right to Try” Experimental Drugs?

President Trump used his 2018 State of the Union speech to call for "right to try" legislation. But would this move really help terminally ill patients?