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Democracy no longer has rivals, but its fairness and effectiveness face skepticism.
A minimally acceptable ethical life involves using a substantial part of one’s spare resources to make the world a better place.
Consumer prices are not the only concern raised by dominant companies.
France’s own political traditions can accommodate visible Islam and heal social divisions.
Michael Brown shouldn’t be a poster child for social justice movements.
Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
For democrats, the concentration of media power and commercialization of public discourse are a disaster. If we are serious about democracy, we need to work aggressively for reform.
Laws imposing social disabilities on immigrants are at odds with constitutional guarantees of equality.
How early warning and early action can prevent the escalation of disputes into armed violence.
The difficult choices surrounding building searches, curfews, anti-loitering provisions, and the like should be made by the individuals with the biggest stake in them.
Somebody needs to be for quality of life, not just quantity of stuff. And to do so requires an approach that does not trivialize consumption, but accords it the respect and centrality it deserves.
The United States is in the midst of a fundamental reorientation of its environmental regulation, one that is as improbable as it is unremarked.