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  • Wa Supreme Court decision invalidates drug possession law. [1]
  • Is anyone morally responsible for the Texas power grid failure? This discussion might be a neat basis for an analogy between group(social)/individual responsibility. Second example, Are we collectively responsible for the rate at which people believed in conspiracies? Could a town share responsibility for the accidents on a stretch of road known to be dangerous?
  • Pride is also about "esteem," maybe a better opposing term to shame. "I'm proud of myself," roughly, "I have done something estimable."
  • Virginia becomes the first Southern state to eliminate the death penalty. Interesting reporting on crime victims responses. A proxy for retribution in some cases.
  • Update on "I'm so proud of you."
  • Not just Olympic officials make moral mistakes. [2]
  • In terms of our course research, what does it mean for a parent to say "I'm proud of my kids."?
  • Investigation completed in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and guests.
  • Discussion with friend about adoption.
  • Discussion with friend about BJW and Christian commitments. "Oh, right. Injustice is our fault."
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene case is sometimes discussed in terms of "punishment" and sometimes in terms of being "unqualified" to be on an Education Committee in the House of Representatives.
  • Guy at the Lowe's without a mask. Retributive thought process follows. Retributive emotions can also be channeled verbally.
  • Throughout the pandemic, there has been a persistent discussion about the degree of responsibility we should take for reducing deaths and avoiding behaviors that spread the virus.
  • Occassionally, we will use this segment to learn about one of the saints in the class. Today: Baba Fakruddin
  • Capitol Hill Police officer who led insurrectionists away from Senate is promoted and honored at the Inauguration today.
  • How do we assess the culpability of a mob under the influence of a conspiracy theory? Does "radicalization" compromise responsibility?
  • Recent Supreme Court executions raise questions about MR.