Face-Off: Impingements—A Short Commentary on Medical Ethics

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BY AIDAN MCCONNELL “Tomorrow, they always say—tomorrow, we’ll draw the line.” Ross Douthat’s 2011 New York Times column, “The Failure of Liberal Bioethics,” underlies many a conservative fear of the generalized application of… Continue reading

Un[Face]Masked: The NFL’s Culture Problem

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ARTICLE BY REGGIE KRAMER If the current trend continues, the United States’ prison system may one day be able to field a full 53-man roster of active National Football League (NFL) players. No… Continue reading

The Face-Off: Altruism

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ARTICLE BY PETER BUCKLEY Why do people do good things? Maybe humans are selfish, and only ever act for the good of others when forced or rewarded. Maybe we’re all genuinely good people.… Continue reading

The Face-Off: Obama’s Legacy

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TO THE NETFLIX GENERATIONARTICLE BY REBECCA HEILWEIL  “I miss San Diego,” says a young college student, shivering in the cold. Dressed in a thin grey jacket and crisp maroon sweater, he is one… Continue reading

EMPTY THREATS OR INTENT TO HARM?: ELONIS V. UNITED STATES

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ARTICLE BY SARAH SIMON In early December, the Supreme Court will adjudicate a case involving two topics almost certainly outside of their comfort zones — Facebook posts and rap lyrics. The case deals… Continue reading

An Independent Response to U.S. Military Action in Syria

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BY THE INDEPENDENT PPU CAUCUS The Independent Caucus cautions that the escalation of an American presence in Syria is likely to exacerbate American losses, while binding the United States into an indefinitely long… Continue reading

A Progressive Response to Escalation in Syria

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BY MATRÉ GRANT The Progressive Caucus of the Penn Political Union was not unanimous in its disapproval of this week’s resolution; this seemed to be a theme for most of the caucuses. Without a… Continue reading

‘Patient Zero’: Monica Lewinsky’s Misdiagnosis

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ARTICLE BY REBECCA HEILWEIL AND BENJAMIN POLLACK “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.” Alliteration aside, Monica Lewinsky’s admission of this ultimatum in her May 2014 Vanity Fair piece… Continue reading

A Trans-Atlantic Folly

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ARTICLE BY SAMUEL BYERS Operation Atlantic Resolve For the past several weeks, soldiers and vehicles from the US Army’s 1st Cavalry Division have been redeployed from their home base at Fort Hood, Texas… Continue reading