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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

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Opinion: Rethinking Our Massacre Problem

As the Parkland mass shooting once again thrusts guns into the public consciousness, it is time to rethink our approach to gun violence.
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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.

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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For Humanitarian Organizations in War Zones, the Ethical Challenge of Neutrality

Why did two medical NGOs refuse to embed with Iraqi forces and provide treatment to Iraqi citizens who needed it?
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The United States Government’s Lapsed Duty to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Clean drinking water in the United States is not a guarantee.
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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 taken from a Parkland shooting vigil

Opinion: Rethinking Our Massacre Problem

As the Parkland mass shooting once again thrusts guns into the public consciousness, it is time to rethink our approach to gun violence.
A photo of Pope Francis

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?