Sam Mattingly

Sam Mattingly is a third-year philosophy major at the University of Virginia. At UVA, Sam is a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, the oldest collegiate debating society in North America, and an opinion columnist for the Cavalier Daily. After college, Sam wants to pursue a PhD in philosophy or go to law school.


To persuade Pro-Lifers, stop calling them sexist

November 18, 2020

The abortion debate is about definitions of life and death, not controlling women’s bodies

Poverty is a poll tax

November 12, 2020

Election Day should be a holiday. We currently allot 365 days of the year to capitalism and not even one to democracy.

The dangers of redefining racism

November 9, 2020

Racial prejudice is always racist and always bad, not just if the white kids do it

Likes and followers are the real social dilemma

October 28, 2020

Instagram measures and quantifies our social approval with dangerous results.


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