Ethics

Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter says she will make an appearance at the University of California at Berkeley on April 27 despite university officials cancelling a previously scheduled on-campus event. [See updates below.]

I’m not a fan of Coulter. I wrote about the conservative’s … Read More

“When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” – Richard Nixon

“The law’s totally on my side… the president can’t have a conflict of interest.”          – Donald Trump

(I couldn’t fit them all in!)

Well, I made it through the wilderness … Read More

Courtesy Dan Piraro – Bizarro.com

What stood out to me in watching last Sunday’s show, where 60 Minutes journalist Scott Pelley interviews an individual who traffics in “fake” news, is how perfectly plausible he could sound. The more I listened, however, the more I realized … Read More

Climbing is a great game; great not in spite of the demands it makes, but because of them. Great because it will not let us give half of ourselves, it demands all of us. It demands our best. – Royal Robbins

If the 60s and … Read More

Bad Actor – Part 2

Last Friday (Mar. 10), I talked about the more than 8,700 classified CIA documents released by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, whose stated mission “…is to bring important news and information to the public.”

On March 9, The New York Times reported that Assange “…fresh … Read More

It’s getting harder and harder to keep politicians accountable, particularly when it comes to financial contributions. That’s where Montana Senator Jon Tester’s plan comes in.

In a story researched and written by the Center for Public Integrity – a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative media organization in … Read More

I’ve written about Edward Snowden twice before, (Citizen Who?, Mar. 5, 2015; and Revisiting Snowden, Jan. 3, 2014). A former NSA contractor, Snowden was responsible for leaking thousands of classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill.

In Revisiting SnowdenRead More