OPINION: Popping an intellectually liberal bubble

Diversity, complex as it may be, must include an ideological component in order to properly represent the wide variety of identities people hold.

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OPINION: No, genius, you don’t have to be smart to enjoy ‘Rick and Morty’

Much to the disappointment of a few vocal “Rick and Morty” fans, merely tuning in to the explicit excursions of sardonic scientist Rick Sanchez and his dimwit grandson Morty does not demonstrate intellectual superiority. As a rule, it’s best to disregard anyone who feels the need to establish themselves as

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OPINION: Teach philosophy in elementary school and beyond

Philosophy, much to the chagrin of the scientistic intelligentsia, is inescapable. The study of life’s animating questions protects the mind against the tyranny of common opinion, certainty, and the pitfalls of post-truth politics. Philosophy should be taught in the elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. It’s an inexpensive way to

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OPINION: In President Trump’s moral absence, Congress must fill the void

President Donald Trump backpedaled on his promise to punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In his stead, Congress will have to provide the moral leadership the president lamely failed to deliver. The irony of the message Trump broadcast to the world after he dismissed

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OPINION: CNN’s Jim Acosta suffers the negligence of a post-truth politician

In an ironic turn, President Donald Trump barred CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta on account of supreme insolence. Silly though it may be, the danger of a disconnected post-truth politics, where emotional appeals supersede facts and reason, is that a free society cannot long survive untruth and rampant distrust.

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OPINION: After Jamal Khashoggi’s death, justice is unclear

The cozied relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States will lapse after the murder of Saudi Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. But, business will continue despite the Middle Eastern country’s soured reputation. President Donald Trump’s administration is at a loss. This was evident in Trump’s initial approach — old

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OPINION: Trump’s corporate tax cuts and trade policies are counterproductive

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and his Republican-led tax plan are the results of historical amnesia and poor education. In the top 50 most well-educated counties with a population of at least 50,000 people, Hillary Clinton won the hearts of voters in 48 counties. Her margin of victory

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