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    In Afghanistan, observes Georgetown University professor John Langan, “we are forced to fight in cautious and disagreeable ways” and “we never get very far from the possibility of tragedy.” More

    November 23, 2009 | Comments

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    Hastings Center bioethicist and philosopher Daniel Callahan says the common good as a moral value should be the foundation for American health care reform, but it has been largely absent from the current public debate. More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from a new book on medical technology costs and our health care system by Daniel Callahan, who advocates “an open discussion on what counts as good or bad choices, wise or imprudent ones, and our social obligations to our community as we make them.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    “I want to just go peacefully. The only medications I want are going to be the ones that would comfort me. That’s all I want,” says Jill Steuer, a nurse with advanced-stage breast cancer who has decided to stop any kind of treatment and receive hospice care. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    "In a democracy that espouses certain moral values, we need to have accountability," says ethicist Shaun Casey. "It prepares us morally to face the future when we're facing a crisis and pressure to abandon legal and moral precedents that we've observed."

    August 28, 2009 | Comments

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    Some parents rely only on God, not a doctor, to heal their children. As a result, many pass away because they are not diagnosed and do not receive proper treatment. Should there be any exemptions from prosecution because of religious faith? More

    May 15, 2009 | Comments

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    Political philosopher Tod Lindberg, author of "The Political Teachings of Jesus," reflects on the role of values in presidential approaches to foreign policy and how to translate ethics into policy.

    May 13, 2009 | Comments

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    "We don't talk enough about love in this society," says Laura Sessions Stepp, author of UNHOOKED. But if love is what young men and women really want, is hooking up the way to get there?

    May 8, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about hookup culture on college campuses with Laura Sessions Stepp. Stepp is the author of “Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both,” a book about how hooking up impacts the young women who are involved in it, and why they do it in the first place. More

    May 8, 2009 | Comments

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    In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments

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