Recent Commentaries

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Rally to Restore Truthiness
Mark that date in your iPhone calendar, people. Yes, right now! On October 30, 2010 an event of biblical proportions will…change… history! (No, not that Event, that’s on NBC.) I’m talking about an event that’s bigger than Lincoln, yes; bigger than Jefferson, yes; even bigger than Washington, himself! Throughout history, America has witnessed many great Americans coming together in solidarity to support American virtues,...
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September 29, 2010
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Fatal Distraction
Does anyone listen anymore? When I was in school we went to class, listened to the teacher, had a discussion about what we thought, listened some more, thought some more, then prepared for the test. The great lesson for me in all this was to listen, gather and read relevant information, think, discuss with friends, listen some more, think some...
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September 27, 2010
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Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. – Paul Simon, “The Boxer”       When it comes to the political talking heads crowding the media platform, who, if any, do we trust the most and the least? Are the facts important or is it all just entertainment? These are a few of the...
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September 24, 2010
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Searching for Trust
Ethics scandals continue to make the news. “California City Officials Arrested in Salary Scandal” (Sept. 21); “Clemens Lied About Doping, Indictment Charges” (Aug. 19); “P.R. Missteps Fueled Fiascos at BP, Toyota and Goldman,” (Aug. 22) Are companies paying attention to headlines, and are they making any attempt to reinforce the moral conscience of their own organizations?  » Read more about: Searching...
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September 22, 2010
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  This just may be the most explosive story of the last… 8 minutes! Men, right now, as I write this, my pants, you’re pants could be lying to you! “Come on, Jim. You’ve lost it, this time!” That’s right. You heard me correctly. You’re favorite ol’ blue jeans, Dockers, Calvin Kleins and others could very well be brought up on ethics charges.  » Read more about:...
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September 20, 2010
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The Fake
Cindy Boren’s sports column in Thursday’s Washington Postcaught my attention.  She begins by giving us a refresher from the now famous Seinfeld episode where Elaine makes an unexpected confession to Jerry. (Go ahead, take a look. I’ll wait.) Boren’s column concerned Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter who – judging by the photo – was hit by a pitch from a Tampa Baypitcher in Wednesday’s game.  » Read...
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September 17, 2010
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On The D-List
Ann Coulter never met an incongruity or contradiction she didn’t embrace. In her 2002 book Slander, the conservative commentator rails against The New York Times for its misinformation and wanton liberal bias on 198 of the book’s 261 pages. “The Times regularly interprets standard Republican positions as fanatical, religiously based racist hate crimes,” Coulter writes. But take a close look at the top of the...
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September 15, 2010
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Let’s Be Honest – Stupid is as Stupid Says Edition
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September 14, 2010
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Say it Ain’t So, Norm!
I like this guy. Alright, I’m not much of a groupie, but… if I were ever invited to The White House, the person I’d most like to meet would beNORM! “It’s a dog-eat-dog world and I’m wearing milk bone underwear.” No, not that Norm, but I have no doubt that Norm Eisen, President Obama’s “ethics czar,” probably feels that way most days.  » Read more...
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September 13, 2010
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So, What’s the Answer?
Everyone has weighed-in on the proposed Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center to be built two blocks from the site known as “Ground Zero” in New York. Local and national officials, pundits, and the fringe are having a go at what is, at its heart, a fundamental ethical issue. But it’s also an emotional issue and there are no easy answers. Two of...
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September 10, 2010