January 2014

The Ethical Take

Chris Christie’s staff problems; a pregnant woman in Texas is ordered to be kept alive despite pleas from her family; and former NBA star Dennis Rodman with his “friend.”

An Inconvenient Truth – The public’s cynicism meter regarding politicians went into the red again with … Read More

Time and Money

Two stories from The Wall Street Journal caught my attention that I thought I’d pass along. The first comes from, The Morning Morality Effect: The Influence of Time of Day on Unethical Behavior, by Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac H. Smith, (Nov. 8, 2013).

Research from … Read More

Who Should Decide?

That’s the question that I thought of when I heard the tragic story of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California teen that went in for what was supposed to be routine surgery and ended up in an unrecoverable coma.

According to news reports, doctors recommended surgery … Read More

Revisiting Snowden

Both the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspapers offered editorials in support of clemency or plea bargain in the case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed,” the Times said (Jan. 1), “and the abuses he … Read More