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An Empire of Deceit?

Actor Jussie Smollett has been accused of staging the attack that catapulted him into the media spotlight. Most disturbingly, it has been claimed that the staged attack was a ploy to get a pay raise.  It is, of course, important to note that Smollett has not been found guilty and must be considered innocent until [More]

Migration & Disease

One stock racist rhetorical tool is to use the stereotype that migrants carry disease to generate fear of migration. This well-worn tool has most recently been deployed against the “migrant caravan” that became a fixation of Trump. Somewhat ironically, migrants to the United States make up 16% of healthcare workers, including 29% of physicians and [More]

The FDA: Patients or Companies First?

According to the FDA, it “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” Given this mission, it would seem to follow that the [More]

Rape by Fraud

Joyce Short, who was the victim of deception, has argued that rape by fraud should be a crime. Pragmatically, the legal issues are the most important; but the moral aspects of the proposal are philosophically important. To set the context for the discussion and to avoid straw person attacks, those seriously arguing that rape by [More]

Migration, Border Control & Race

The early immigration laws, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924, were intended to “to preserve the ideal of U.S. homogeneity.” That is, they were openly racist and aimed at limiting the immigration of non-whites. Immigration was revised in 1952 and then again in 1965. The 1965 Immigration [More]

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