Ethics

The Haves v. The Have-Nots

When federal prosecutors charged more than two dozen wealthy parents with bribery, and fraud for using substitute test-takers and false athletic records to gain their kids’ admissions to top colleges, many in the media were not surprised.

“This large-scale grift,” Willa Paskin writes in Slate … Read More

(With apologies to Booth Tarkington) The ‘magnificence’ of the Trumps began with Frederick Christ ‘Fred’ Trump, who acquired his wealth by building and selling housing to soldiers who returned from World War II and their families.

Their gilded splendor lasted throughout all the years that … Read More

Remembering Who We Are

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. Perhaps the most vivid memory of … Read More

In the olden days (of 2017), I used to say, “every week”; ridiculous! Every DAY, Trump and/or his administration face some new potential legal or ethical issue. Here’s the latest rundown: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in WashingtonRead More

“Tomorrow the migrants… are more than two months away — if any of them actually come here, but tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.” – Shepard Smith, FOX News anchor, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

Shepard … Read More

Eighteenth century French philosopher Voltaire once observed, “Common sense is not so common.” In Washington, it’s virtually extinct.

But if you travel Northwest to Columbus, Ohio, you will find one man who reflects the kind of practical intelligence we need right now. In case anyone … Read More

In Treatment

As Mr. Lichtman’s recovery specialist, he asked if I would I apprise his readers as to his health and welfare.

As many of you who have followed Jim’s commentaries over the past eighteen months know, he has spent an ungodly amount of time examining and … Read More