Ethics

It’s getting harder and harder to keep politicians accountable, particularly when it comes to financial contributions. That’s where Montana Senator Jon Tester’s plan comes in.

In a story researched and written by the Center for Public Integrity – a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative media organization in … Read More

I’ve written about Edward Snowden twice before, (Citizen Who?, Mar. 5, 2015; and Revisiting Snowden, Jan. 3, 2014). A former NSA contractor, Snowden was responsible for leaking thousands of classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill.

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Not Going Away

While President-elect Donald Trump announced that his sons will run his company but make no new foreign deals, problems already exist.

“At the Wednesday press conference where Mr. Trump described the company’s new structure,” The Wall Street Journal writes (Jan. 14), “he also said he … Read More

No one in modern American politics has used social media to influence an audience better than Donald Trump. His tool of choice: Twitter – the technological equivalent of a 1770 broadside.

Long before he ran for president, Trump would use social media to preen before … Read More

Like millions of voters, I awoke Tuesday to news that – absent public debate or even advance notice – Republican Congressman Robert Goodlatte and others decided that they were going to gut the power of The Congressional Office of Ethics.

Front page of The Wall … Read More

2016 – Over Already?

With all the chaos in 2016, I thought I’d end on a positive note.

Patricia Williams wins 4-year battle.

Believe it or not, there were some bright spots. Here are a few standouts that I’ve been collecting.

MBA – that’s Masters in Business Administration, online … Read More

Correction

“Journalists should accept moral responsibility for the foreseeable consequences of actions and inactions, including the example set for others and when in error, they should make full, fair, prominent and prompt corrections.”   – Michael Josephson, Ethical Principles of Journalism

The New York Times, Wall Street … Read More