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The Ethical Take
Before my summer recess, The Take needs to acknowledge the Summer of Discontent – from the bizarre to the… bizzaro! A horse is a horse, of course of course… …except when the horse belongs to the queen of England. According to a report by The Associated Press (July 12), “[Estimate] A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won...
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August 8, 2014
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Democrats in the Hot Seat
I sometimes get accused of liberal bias. So, I thought I’d take this commentary to focus on PolitiFact’s check on recent Democrat statements. Virginia Democrat Senator Mark Warner – Warner has represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate since 2009. He serves on the Banking, Budget, Commerce and Intelligence committees. He is the honorary co-chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner...
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August 6, 2014
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Photo Credit: Thomson200 Talented linebacker Brian Banks spent more than five years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Not only was his freedom gone, but his chances at a pro-football contract evaporated after a woman claimed that Banks had raped her. In a story from KCBS-TV (May 24, 2012), “Banks was 16 years old when he was arrested...
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August 4, 2014
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Under the Drone – Conclusion
In war, no one’s hands are clean. Whether by “boots on the ground,” or a bomb dropped by a MQ-9 Reaper drone, the innocent always become casualties. Nonetheless, before I start to unwind my ethical opinion about the use of military drones, I want to begin with a few basic facts. According to a breakdown in The Washington Post by...
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August 1, 2014

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