October 2013

Is it ethical…?

At a White House news conference last month, President Obama said, “It’s not sustainable. The notion that we’re going to keep 100 individuals in no man’s land in perpetuity. All of us should reflect on why exactly are we doing this? Why are we doing … Read More

Always Be a Gentleman

James J. Corbett was an American boxer dubbed “Gentleman Jim” because of his good looks, and quiet, self-effacing personality – a stark contrast to the typical mug-like fighters of his day.

Among the qualities of a true gentleman are courtesy, respect, good work habits, self-restraint, … Read More

Just short of this Friday’s deadline, set by Judge Jeffrey Oing, the suit brought against J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart by Macy’s has settled.

Macy’s charged that both had breached an exclusivity agreement that Macy’s had with Stewart that covered a variety of bed, bath … Read More

The Ethical Take

Every month, I offer up a few of the ethical hits and misses during the last 30 days.

Texas Vacation – Nothing says “I love you,” better than bringing the whole family to the Alamo Gun Rally in San Antonio, Texas. “Angela L. Pena brought … Read More

A Nurse’s Story

Every couple of years, The Gallup organization takes a poll on the honesty and ethics of professions. It’s not surprising that nurses typically come out on top. In the latest poll, from 2012, nurses were given an 85 percent rating of high or very high.Read More

Sign Here…

Last Friday, October 11, a full-page ad appeared in most national papers. Printed on a graphic of a paper coffee cup were these words:

Sign the Come Together Petition 
To our leaders in Washington, D.C. now’s the time to come together to: 1. Reopen our Read More

American Hero

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.”
Kennedy said it, and seven daring young, test pilots fulfilled one of America’s singular achievements.… Read More

Loose Lips, Conclusion

In 1898, an exchange took place between Frederic Remington and his boss, William Randolph Hearst. Hearst had sent the artist to Havana to sketch pictures of hostilities purportedly taking place in Cuba.

Remington wired, “Everything is quiet. No trouble here. There will be no war. … Read More

Give ’em Heck, Barry!

“I fired him because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the President. I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would … Read More

Loose Lips…

Okay, boys and girls, it’s ethical dilemma time! Last week, two politicians were caught, on an open mic, sharing strategy points. Moments before Senate Minority Leader McConnell was due to be interviewed on MSNBC, this brief conversation occurred with Senator Paul:

McConnell (as Paul walks … Read More