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Taco me out to the ball game
How the wise choose their battles in the war against foolishness Did you stop in to get your free taco? Or did the infantile...
Everywhere is Pittsburgh
Nearly a century ago, on 1 September 1923, a violent earthquake struck Japan, devastating Tokyo, Yokohama, and the surrounding cities. ...
The ethics of animation
Are Disney classics endangering your children? Warning to mothers: Don’t let your daughters watch Disney’s Snow White. Forbid them...
Our Friend, who art in heaven
Not all conspiracy theories are equal What would you do if you got a message from heaven via social media? That’s the premise of “G-d...
The appearance of propriety
What the Kavanaugh imbroglio teaches us about dignity and justice Brett Kavanaugh has, at long last, been confirmed as our newest Supreme...
Balancing the Scales of Freedom
Originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the week after 9/11, between Rosh HaShonah and Yom Kippur It was Judgment Day —...
After we fall
The journey to success follows the path of moral courage This week, Pope Francis captured hearts and headlines when he publicly...
The cost of indifference
How progressive innovation gave rise to discord and vigilantism Imagine this: You head out to the garage early, with plenty of time to...
Don’t become the stranger in the mirror
A new trend warns against forgetting that beauty is only skin deep Have you looked in the mirror lately? If you want to be a better...
How to see and be seen
Expecting more from ourselves brings out the best in others Imagine the thrill of snagging a foul ball at baseball game. Now multiply...
The real power of persuasion
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Someone is always watching
How compliance rules make us less ethical… and what to do about it Integrity is doing the right thing when you don’t have to — when no...
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