Society

Challenging Trump’s Plans to Defund “Violence Against Women” Program

In just under a month as President of the United States, Donald Trump has made a number of swift and controversial policy changes. There...

Truth-Telling in the Age of Lies

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. -George Orwell In 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary's "Word...

Incivility: A Brief Account of Our Cultural Dysfunction

Incivility: A Brief Account of Our Cultural Dysfunction In the previously published article, my good friend Nathan let out what seemed to me an exasperated...

Don’t Leave Us Behind: The Need for Parental Leave Policies

The United States is the only developed country that doesn't provide paid parental leave. So what? Conservatives today say they support marriage, children and the "traditional...

Weeping over Jerusalem: Empathy and Anguish in the Middle East

There are times when it just doesn't do any good to make an intellectual argument about something dear to your heart. Writing your heart...

The Narrative Bias: How We Hear What We Believe

There’s an interesting body of research that studies how people process information and make decisions. It’s called behavioral science, and one point frequently noted...

The Right to Dissent

Before I published my first academic article in March, I had never understood the problem with online debate. I expected comments disagreeing with my...

Section 1557: A Self-Refuting Equality

by Jenna Litz I know that I am not alone when I say that the prospective voting choices presented in the upcoming presidential election leave...

The Need for Reconciliation in a Culture of Revenge

“Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” These powerful words were written by none other than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He...

The Unjust Justice of Monetary Bail

Derrick Torrence of Baltimore was charged with disorderly conduct and rioting in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray murder and bail was set at...