January 2018

In an Opinion piece in The New York Times (Jan. 28), Rachel Denhollander – the first woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar – writes, movingly, about her transition from whistleblower to courtroom witness. “When I took on … Read More

Friday’s revelations that President Trump called for the firing of Special Counsel Robert Muller III last June, and would have, had it not been for the threatened resignation by White House counsel, Donald McGahn II, is yet another piece of a growing mosaic that … Read More

Last Wednesday, I shared excerpts from two papers written by New Hampshire students on the topic of Ethics and Social Media. Christofer (pictured above in his final presentation) utilizes insight from another class to help inform his ethical reasoning. “…during my Communicating Mindfully class … Read More

The use of social media has grown exponentially in the last several years. It’s become an ideal, and in some cases, vital source for reporting everything from emergencies to political uprisings; from coordinating protest marches to connecting with friends and family. That’s social media’s positive … Read More

And the Whiner Is…

“Bryan can you give us a sense of what it’s like there?”

“Jim, the excitement here in front of Trump International, D.C. is absolutely incredible. And the turnout, unbelievable. Back to you, Jim.” “Bryan, this was a last-minute event. Can you tell us about … Read More

Last year I wrote that Trump supporters, in general, fall into two categories: the willfully and woefully ignorant. Let me explain. The willful represent a majority of Republicans in Congress. They realize that Trump is a walking disaster, but they’ll stick with him because he’s … Read More

Okay, he knows how to ride a horse perhaps as well as conservationist president Teddy Roosevelt.  And he was a Navy SEAL for more than 20 years. Does that qualify him to be the Secretary of the Interior to serve and protect our National Parks?… Read More

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last Thursday, during a bipartisan meeting on immigration, President Trump asked lawmakers, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries … Read More

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported (Jan. 11) that during a bipartisan discussion with lawmakers about immigrants coming from African countries, Haiti, and El Salvador, Trump, once again, showed both his ignorance, and racist views when he asked, “Why are we having all these people … Read More

The Day I Cheated

Ethics is not about what we say or what we intend, it’s about what we do. This is the heart of integrity – demonstrating a consistency between ethical principle and practice. While I wrote this commentary more than eight years ago, it’s a story … Read More