EDITORIALS on Controversial Issues

 

The subject matter in these essays has been covered elsewhere in my domains; these are overview-style editorials based on the issues as they are in 2004, as I set up doaskdotell.com. But my point here is very much to “connect the dots” in public policy issues.

 

“Rules of Engagement” blog entries (2009)

 

What happened to my “Bill of Rights 2”? (blogger) (2/2008)

 

Morality: Depolarizing the Culture War Debate (blogger)  (10/2007)

 

Networked Journalism Overview (blogger)

 

Sermon on the Blog: Religion and Virtue (blogger)

 

Interdependence v. Independence (blogger)

 

The “do ask do tell” showdown: Part I: Principia (blogger)

 

The Most Dangerous Game: Brains v. Brawn aka Individual Sovereignty v. Public Morality (blogger)

 

Chutzpah and Web Speech – New Years Eve editorial (blogger link)

 

What do social conservatives really want? (blogger link)

 

Libertarian Philosophy and me (direct blogspot link)

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Knowledge Management, Faith, and Profile   (blogspot)

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Is there a don’t ask don’t tell de facto policy for teachers? (blogspot)

 

What does Chicken Little know? (blogspot)

 

Personal Web Publishing: Approaching a Crisis Point? (feature)

 

Libertarianism, equal rights for gays, and intergenerational responsibilities (feature)

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Private Choices, Public Speech and our Democratic Processes

 

Will Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Really Be Repealed? (June 2007 Blogger entry)

 

Subversion, Immodesty, Dissent, Candor and Like Matters

 

Self-Publishing Online and Professionalism

 

How to Structure a “Bill of Rights 2” Event

 

When to regulate? (Network Neutrality, etc.)

 

Social hierarchies

 

Teachers, Students and Free Speech

 

Liking People and Liking Principles

 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Individualism and the Personal Stake in Social Justice

 

Individualism, Libertarianism, and the Sharing of Burdens

 

Complementarity, the Culture Wars, and the Chicken and Egg Problem

 

Filial Responsibility Laws: The next iceberg for GLBT people?

 

Family and the Psychological Safety Net

 

The “Down With Love” Problem

 

Heterosexism and Tribalism: The Ultimate Pejoratives

 

Pandemic

 

Probable Cause on Global Warming and Energy Crisis

 

Katrina, Catastrophe, and Purification

 

It won’t be so bad—or will it?

 

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: 2005

 

Talking Sense about Catholicism and Sexual Morality ; Personal Freedom and Religious Morality: Redux

 

File sharing (peer-to-peer) and downstream liability

 

Identity Theft, Privacy Protection and the First Amendment

 

The Right to Life and our Purported Obligation to Support It

 

Does My Freedom Compromise Others? Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

 

Where are the Information Technology Jobs (as of the end of 2004)?

 

Pay your bills and pay your dues

 

The draft and mandatory national service (and “don’t ask don’t tell”)

 

What makes terrorists tick?

 

Gay marriage and family responsibility    (state by state table)     Virginia Amendment Situation (Vote No!)   blogspot essay

Abstinence: The Notion that Sex Belongs only in (Heterosexual) Marriage

For National Coming Out Day: Straight Talk on Gay Equality

 

Teaching about Homosexuality in Public High Schools

 

Private Industry and anti-Gay Boycotts

 

The ex-Gay Billboard

 

Appropriateness of Emotion: The Claims that (Male) Homosexuality Is Disproportionately Related to Pedophilia or Involvement with Minors

 

Health Care: Can We Care for Everybody?   Chart

 

Social Security and Pensions   Chart   Personal retirement notes – detailed topics (important!)

 

Free Speech and Self-Expression

 

Psychological Diversity: Being Different, Being Special

 

Conflict of Interest   (suggested blogging policy)

 

Republican and Democrat 2004 Platforms

 

Religion, Communities of Faith, and Public Policy

 

Paid Maternity (and Paternity) Leave?

 

Assertiveness and Salesmanship as Personal Values

 

Mathematics, Meritocracy, and FICO: Are Some People “Better” than Other People?

 

Let’s Be Careful About Personal Information Databases

 

 

The following blogs and earlier editorials are not in this directory but deal with controversies. They were set up earlier.

 

Gay marriage, constitutional amendment letter to Congress

 

Outsourcing and offshoring

 

Libertarianism: a current assessment

 

Sodomy laws: Lawrence v. Texas (2003), revisited

 

Hyperindividualism and solidarity

 

Child Online Protection Act (COPA):  Account of Supreme Court oral arguments (2004);  Comments on 2004 Supreme Court Opinion

For other important materials on free speech, please note these links on hppub:  http://www.doaskdotell.com/content/speech.htm

  http://www.doaskdotell.com/content/trism.htm#hacking   http://www.doaskdotell.com/content/espam.htm

 

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