No. 12

Baseball season begins in just 10 days, and what better way to begin than with a great baseball story. Football may be America’s most popular game, but baseball is forever.

Actually, that’s the title of a new book by former Washington Post columnist and peace … Read More

Bad Blood

It sounded like a good idea.

(Strike that.)

It sounded like a great idea: one simple blood test that required a single finger prick would give “everyday Americans unlimited control over their health,” The New York Times writes (Mar. 15).

The key promise Theranos founder … Read More

There’s a moment during the first act of Orson Welles’s classic film, The Magnificent Ambersons – a period story about the rise and fall of a local family – where Welles, as narrator, points out what a terror young, self-centered George Amberson Minafer is to … Read More

It’s Not the Bots. It’s Us!

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”  – Winston Churchill*

Courtesy of Dan Piraro –

While most Americans have a wide variety of factual information – literally at their fingertips – when it … Read More

It’s Still Ethics, Stupid! – Part 2

Courtesy of Dan Piraro –

What have I learned after 1,418 commentaries?

I’ve learned that ethics scandals are not isolated to any age, party, gender, or ethnicity; that Democrats have been just as shameless as Republicans; that women are not as innocent as they … Read More

Courtesy of Dan Piraro –

Ten years ago, March 8, I launched this website with two goals:

“First, I hope to generate a greater awareness of the importance of ethics in our lives; second, I want to foster a dialog with others about the … Read More

Darkest Hour

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill

No, this is not about the Oscar-winning movie examining Winston Churchill’s hard choices that helped save the world. It’s about the darkest choices ever made by a … Read More