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Moral Responsibility

Our Sad Silence on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Gordon Marino

There is little doubt that the U.S. is largely responsible for the harrowing machine that has been whirring for years now in Syria and Iraq, the harrowing machine that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

How Can Biomedical Engineers Help in Global Crises?

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

Engineers, historically, have always responded to crises. Be it the time of a natural calamity or the time of violent conflict, engineers have always been at the leading edge, to defend the most precious of all assets: the human life.

Death in a Gymnasium: The Tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma

Clark Power | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Clark Power

If we are willing to build gymnasiums and ball fields for our children to play in, shouldn't we be willing to invest as well in their safety and welfare? We shouldn't stop at building safe rooms in areas like Moore.

New York Is Right: Tell The Truth On Teen Pregnancy

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

New York City is saying that if we are to have individual responsibility, we should also have institutions that teach individual responsibility. And we should teach in a way that is sensitive but clear. After all, when moral language breaks down, the values on which it rests collapse as well.

Parents: Use the Lance Armstrong Disgrace As a Teaching Moment

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

It may sound like strong-arming to prevent your child from Armstrong-ing, but what you are doing is teaching your child real-life skills.

The Jewish Mandate To Take Responsibility For Torture

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

In looking at the continued imprisonment and mistreatment of people who have not been convicted of or tried for a crime, I think that the Jewish notion of personal responsibility and teshuvah is not being followed.

Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Might Be Excusable

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Fridkis

The Clinton wedding reveals more than how many friends and how much money the two families involved have. It speaks to the way that many people approach weddings in general.

Starting Oil's Retirement Party

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We are being lied to by the media, who continue to quote the lowest and most conservative estimates of how much oil is spilling, while we should be demanding total accountability of BP and an end to offshore drilling.

Upper East Side Ethics

Sheila Shayon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Shayon

And then it dawned on me -- laser sharp -- our whole system is vulnerable. In my own little corner of the world, I had stumbled over another truth at the root of our collective, unbridled greed.

How To Successfully Create Jobs With The Industrial Village

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Energy and persistence conquer all things." Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin is one of my heroes. On the way to complete an errand in London...

The Buck Stops Somewhere: Mumbai Vs. 9/11

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Following the Mumbai attacks, the Indian home minister, Shivraj Patil, resigned to take "moral responsibility" for the deaths of 188 people. After 9/11, no federal officials resigned. Who was US Patil's counterpart?