A group of D.C.-area residents harnesses their "moral outrage" so they can step in and protect victims of harassment.
What were the consequences of the founding of McDonald’s? The problem with “The Founder,” John Lee Hancock’s vigorous but blinkered drama about Ray Kroc’s expansion of the company from a single hamburger stand into a national behemoth, is that it never asks. Show More Summary
Lili Mirojnick will star opposite Chris Meloni in the adaptation of the graphic novel. read more
Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Trump has a dream, too: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Do we think we are morally and intellectually superior, by Susan Grigsby Evangelical Christian quits over Obamacare: I discovered I could no longer...Show More Summary
Qualities that the new president attributes to his fellow Americans are, in fact, universal.
Tycho: Now that it seems like Gorobriel’s stuff is staying in, and he can laugh without terror, he’s back to his old haunts. He loves Symmetra’s playstyle, and he loves her comic, which I love also. The moral dimension of Overwatch is deliciously robust, even before you broach the subject of erotic Tumblr comminglings. Show More Summary
Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with...Show More Summary
The season finale of The Good Place consisted of two back-to-back episodes last night. The first was the usual funny but weird look at morality. The “medium” place was so perfect that it’s actually a shame it got completely overshadowed by what happened in the second, final episode. Read more...
219 days until classes start. The reading assignment for PHIL 5110: Contemporary Moral Theory was Richard Joyce, "The evolutionary debunking of morality", appearing in J. Feinberg & R. Shafer-Landau (eds.), Reason and ResponsibilityShow More Summary
'Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown sociology professor, New York Times contributing opinion writer and author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin's Press, 2017), argues that to truly make progress in a racially...Show More Summary
Changing our perception of animals as things - or vessels for the fulfilment of human desires - requires a shift in moral thought.
The rift between President-elect Donald Trump and the Central Intelligence Agency threatens to have concrete fallout beyond Washington, putting global information-sharing arrangements on tenuous footing and leaving the White House … Click to Continue »
At the beginning of the year, a bunch of you were sharing John Scalzi’s wise words. Time to re-up his argument: … “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”… … I think both Parker and King understood that moral endeavors can be measured in years, decades and sometimes centuries. […]
As protest anthems go, there are few that carry as much vitriol and moral outrage than Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War.” Written in 1963, the song has a long history of inspired covers. From the Staple Singers in the ’60s to Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready in the ’90s and a furious jazz...
No work of literature has done more to shape the way people think about science and its moral consequences than Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein. Today, almost two centuries after the novel’s publication, advances in artificial...Show More Summary
Spider-Man remains a white guy named Peter Parker in Sony’s upcoming live-action movie, but that won’t be the case in the animated film due out in 2018. Miles Morales—the half-black, half-Latino hero introduced back in 2011—will be the...Show More Summary
This Friday, Donald Trump will put his hand on not one but two Bibles and swear to uphold the Constitution, and somehow will deliver a speech that lays out whatever moral vision he has to govern America. Boy is that a bleak sentence....Show More Summary
Moral panic around “designer babies” is nothing new, but rapid advances in technology that allows adult cells to be reprogrammed into sperm and egg cells could bring the issue into sharp focus. Since the 90s it has been common practice to genetically profile embryos used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. This is done largely […]
CPI: Federal Election Commission leaders — dogged by abysmal staff morale and a top manager improperly obtaining employees’ confidential critiques — are considering changes to how the agency operates in a bid to restore staff trust. Chief among them: the … Continue reading ?
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