It didn’t take long for President-elect Trump to show us the difference between what he said during his campaign and what he says now.

During the campaign, Trump called President Obama “incompetent.”

In last week’s Oval Office meeting, Trump now calls Obama, “a very … Read More


Watching the news last week, I was jolted out of my seat by Connecticut Senator Elizabeth Warren’s withering condemnation of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf.

As reported in the Boston Herald (Sept. 21), “ ‘You should resign,’ Warren told … Stumpf… during a Senate Banking … Read More

Mr. Lucky

Countrywide was one of the greatest companies in the history of this country and probably made more difference to society, to the integrity of our society, than any company in the history of America.  – Angelo Mozilo, co-founder and CEO, Countrywide Mortgage

Last Friday … Read More

While everybody is posting their own end-of-the-year list, here’s my selection of ethical stand-outs.

Mike Carey –

Carey is the first African-American to referee the Super Bowl and has been honored as one of the best in the game in 2008. While honesty and fairness … Read More

The IRS Scandal, Conclusion

Washington politics has become a bad opera – tedious, score-settling bad opera where each side reacts like a soccer player who falls to the ground, grabs a body part and moans loudly so the official will call a foul.

On June 16, the New York … Read More

The IRS Scandal, Part 3

“I don’t believe you.”

Why anyone, in their right mind, would want to head anygovernment agency in today’s hyper-partisan world is beyond my understanding. Just look at what you have to stare-down when you’re sitting before a congressional committee.

On December 23, 2013, … Read More

The IRS Scandal, Part 2

After the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizen’s United allowed for nearly unlimited and unidentified donations to political campaigns in 2010, a number of new groups applied for tax-exempt status.

On February 16, 2012, Democratic Senators Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, Jeff Merkley and Michael Bennet wrote … Read More