The Moral Is

From Valley Public Radio

Commentaries on current events from Valley Public Radio's series "The Moral Is"

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Commentary: Weigh Free Speech Against Other Moral Concerns

The horrific killings in January at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine inspired commentators to defend speech and press freedoms as absolutes....

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Commentary: Let's Celebrate American Skepticism

Should we trust the government and the other institutions of social and political life? Most of us don’t. And distrust seems to be growing, especially...

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Commentary: Is Tort Reform Really Necessary?

Many business groups across the country routinely call for changes to the legal system to reduce what they call frivolous lawsuits – something called...

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Commentary: Good Moral Hygine Is The Remedy For Rotten Ideas

Do bad ideas and evil ideology spread like a disease? In this edition of The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Andrew Fiala argues that rotten...

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Commentary: When Grand Juries Fail, Civil Courts Should Hold Cops Liable

In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, a professor of Business Law at Fresno State, argues that civil...

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Commentary: Time To Reconnect With Liberterian Ideals

The concept of individual liberty was a key component in our country’s birth. Yet 238 years after Thomas Jefferson wrote about the unalienable rights of...

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Commentary: With High Costs Of College, Students Hungry For More Than Knowledge

College may prepare students for good careers, but these days, it also pushes many already poor students into lifelong debt. In this segment of FM89’s...

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Commentary: The Language Of Fear Should Be Our Real Concern

It seems lately that we are bombarded by social and international crises and threats. Incurable diseases and clandestine terrorists are lurking, and...

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Commentary: What Is Death?

Should parents have to option to determine the definition of death for their children? Jahi McMath’s case has motivated that question, along with a host...

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Commentary: Education Key To Ending Sexual Assaults On Campus

Earlier this month the Obama administration released the names of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for their handling of sexual assault...

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