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To Tell the Truth
I remember watching a popular TV game show where a panel of celebrities would watch as three individuals would stand before them each claiming to be the same person. A statement was read describing some unusual adventure or occupation. The task for the panelists was to ask a series of questions of each person in order to determine who the...
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April 30, 2018
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Yes, You Are!
Last Sunday, April 22, a 29-year old man entered a Waffle House restaurant near Antioch, Tennessee armed with an assault-style rifle prepared to kill many of the restaurants patrons. Taking cover behind a swinging door, James Shaw, Jr. and his best friend, Brennan McMurry, looked for a moment to take action against the shooter. As reported by The New York...
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April 26, 2018
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I Stand with the Mermaids
Barbara Bush died last week. The 92-year old former first lady had been struggling for the last few years with health issues, and when the family recently announced that she would not seek further medical treatment, the disclosure of her death did not come as a surprise. Peggy Noonan, former speech writer to Ronald Reagan, wrote (Apr. 21), that “Barbara...
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April 23, 2018
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The Right Thing
“I’m embarrassed, ashamed. I think what occurred was reprehensible at every single level. I think I take it very personally as everyone in our company does and we’re committed to making it right.” That’s Starbucks company founder and Executive Chairman Howard Schultz talking to CBS This Morning host Gayle King about his reaction to two black men who were arrested...
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April 20, 2018
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The War Against Lies
In the world of ethics, you don’t fight fire with fire. You sue. As reported by Reuters (Apr. 17), “The parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre have sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, accusing him and his website InfoWars of engaging in a campaign of ‘false, cruel, and dangerous assertions.’ … “The parents...
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April 18, 2018
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The Ethical Take: “Attack on Our Country” Edition
What’s going on? I’m gone for only three weeks and… alright, let’s get into it. Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington – And it doesn’t exactly go well for the great Stone Face. After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal – in which Cambridge created a personality application, posted it on Facebook, then scooped up and used the personal data of approximately 87...
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April 16, 2018

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