Fairness

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have right to do and what is right to do.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart

When Attorney General William Barr issued a four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, the first thought I had … Read More

(UPDATE: I’m reading the Mueller report and intend to have my observations posted by mid to late next week.) President Trump tweeted his latest “strategy” for dealing with immigrants, both illegal and asylum-seekers. Just out: The USA has the absolute legal right to have Read More

Due to the release of the Mueller Report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, I am re-posting this commentary which originally appeared on March 6. After almost two years of investigative work examining “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with … Read More

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

Last Friday (Jan. 25), when Trump announced that he would temporarily end the government shutdown without funding for his wall (for now), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered the right response: no gloating, no victory lap, no expressions of, “we won, you lost!”

Trump likes to … Read More

“Individual faults and fragilities are no excuse to give in, and no exemption from the common obligation to give of ourselves. Today, more than ever before, I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to 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