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Jack Bauer: The Solution to Dirty Hands?

December 19, 2011

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By now there have been many posts on the topic of dirty hands, offering various scenarios where the writer proposes the question “is this a case of dirty hands?” But few if any have offered an actual solution to this problem. I am here to do just that. If you do not know who Jack […]

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The Role of the Defense Attorney

December 15, 2011

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When a defense attorney gets their client off scot-free from a serious charge, is he or she committing an act of dirty hands or is it a cut and dry circumstance of evil going unpunished? Let’s look at the charges brought upon Casey Anthony who was acquitted of murder this past July. For those of […]

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The Dirty Hands of Joe Paterno

December 14, 2011

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The entire world, whether affiliated with sports or not has certainly heard something in the past few months about the events that transpired in State College, Pennsylvania. Home to a football powerhouse with decades of experience on their coaching staff, the Penn State Nittany Lions football program has been in total upheaval since the leak […]

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Is National Defense Authorization Act Unjust? If So, Civil Disobedience?

December 13, 2011

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In a recent facebook update, my source of all news, political and otherwise, a friend of mine posted a link to National Defense Authorization Act, with a statement “don’t go to occupy.” According to some this act, which has been passed by the senate, allows for the indefinite detainment of individuals “suspected” of engaging in […]

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Decisions, Drugs, and Dirty Hands

December 11, 2011

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We all play the game of “What if?” Whether we wonder what would happen if we were stuck on a deserted island or what we would do if someone mugged us on the street, we’re all scared of something crazy happening that would affect our whole life.  An event of this magnitude occurs in Nancy […]

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Munich: Dirty Hands…Who? Where?

December 11, 2011

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It was more than an ordinary fall day, it was extraordinary, it was the Olympics!  Early in the morning, on September 5th, 1972 in the home of the Summer Olympics–Munich, Germany–eight men representing the Black September organization stormed into the Israeli athletes’ and coaches’ quarters taking them all hostage. In what turned out to be a […]

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Would you kill one person to save five?

December 10, 2011

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The experiment begins like this: Imagine it’s a lovely day out, and you decide to go for a walk along the trolley tracks that crisscross your town. As you walk, you hear a trolley behind you, and you step away from the tracks. But as the trolley gets closer, you hear the sounds of panic […]

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A Day Which Will Live in Infamy

December 10, 2011

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This week we recognize the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and we celebrate the lives of the 2,390 Americans who died that day.  The first bombs fell at 6:05 that morning, and less than 24 hours later Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war – a war that would end with the catastrophic […]

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Campaign Ads, Mudslinging, and Dirty Hands for Political Candidates

December 6, 2011

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As the 2012 United States presidential campaign begins to heat up, the infamous barrage of campaign advertisements – on everywhere from the television to the radio to billboards to the sides of buses – also begins to take form. In the months leading up to every major election in the U.S., candidates for office do […]

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Dirty Hands and Harry Potter

December 5, 2011

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After reading several blog posts, it seems that the concept of dirty hands has caused some confusion. Martin Hollis, an author who addresses the dirty hands problem, claims that a case of dirty hands can be defined as doing something that is known to be wrong in order to do something right, or beneficial to […]

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