July 2015

Bright Spot

Before leaving on summer vacation, I thought I’d leave on a high note. While the majority of Congress has been stuck in perpetual partisan gridlock, it might surprise you to know that there are a group of Senators who are getting things done and… they’re … Read More

Final Decision

On Monday, The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders. “But,” The New York Times writes (July 27), “the new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local unit leaders who share their precepts, even if that means restricting such … Read More

This month, The Take examines the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly.

The Good – It’s gone! What has stood for decades flying on the grounds of South Carolina’s state house, the Confederate battle flag, long seen as a symbol by many of hate … Read More

Bill Cosby, Revealed

Now we know the stories are true; the drugs, the rapes. Now we know that Bill Cosby was a serial rapist and that he used his celebrity to fulfill his compulsion.

The CBS network show Sunday Morning (July 19), had an extraordinary and compelling commentary … Read More

The Chicken Little Effect

Christoval, Texas has recently become ground zero for conspiracy theorists.

Rather than keep a watchful eye for self-radicalized, domestic terrorists with real intentions of harm, the folks in Christoval are closely watching the federal government’s war games. Why? Many harbor the misguided belief that the … Read More

Dear Editor, Several of my friends say that news reports claim that Harper Lee’s new book portrays moral hero Atticus Finch as a racist. Someone told me that if you see it on ItsEthicsStupid.com, it is so. Please tell me the truth, is Atticus Finch … Read More

Last Wednesday, I wrote about the “sweet deals” of perks and privileges accorded the U.S. Supreme Court Justices. While I believe they do an incredibly difficult job for little compensation, nonetheless, I believed that, ethically, they should release their expenses as well as the names … Read More

Sweet Deal

You would think that after being appointed a United States Supreme Court justice – a position held for life, mind you – that you would be fairly comfortable, even content.

However, it might surprise you to learn that along with having a lifetime job, a … Read More

That Flag

The speed at which attitudes and actions have changed, particularly in the South, about the Confederate battle flag has been staggering. Since the senseless shooting deaths of 9 individuals attending a bible study class in a Charleston, South Carolina church on June 17, we’ve gone … Read More

Ethical Hero – Nicholas Winton

What makes a hero?

This guy, Nicholas Winton, a British-born stockbroker who never told anyone for fifty years, about his heroic effort in organizing the successful “escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II,” The New York Times … Read More