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Stop capital punishment now

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist April 14, 2022

What should we do when someone commits murder or a serious crime? How should we punish the criminal? In the United States and 53 other countries, the answer is capital punishment. However, is execution...

The morality of voting for the “lesser of two evils”

Ava Liponis, Columnist November 19, 2020

Voting as it is practiced under U.S. “democracy” is a process by which eligible people are obligated to choose between narrowly determined policies and politicians. All youth under the age of 18, convicted...

Be nice to vegans

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 12, 2020

Vegans have a bad rap, but I think they’re just a misunderstood bunch. Tino Mori, a Wire opinion section alum, wrote a wonderful article in 2015 where they recognized that veganism, while morally applaudable,...

Good Intentions Make Good Morals

Good Intentions Make Good Morals

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist September 3, 2017

What’s the best argument you can come up with for not acting to redress moral wrongs? Maybe that moral responsibility is connected to culpability, and because you can’t be blamed for most of the world’s...

Artists Politics Dont Define Their Own Work

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Andy Monserud November 21, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a film that I have wanted to see for a long time. Ever since I read "Ender's Game" for the first time in 2005, I always wished for a film version. Blissfully engrossed...

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