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Goodbye, President Trump

It's Time for the National to Heal “Our long national nightmare is over…Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws not men. Here the people rule. Let us restore the Golden Rule to our political process. Let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion not hate.” These... Read more →


Warning on the Reliability of the November 3 Election Results

Cyber-Attacks and Voter Fraud Likely to Occur I recently read an alarming report about the possibility of cyber-attacks in the upcoming election. According to the report, U.S. authorities have said that hackers could slow -- but not prevent -- voting and vote-counting in the November 3 election, adding to the... Read more →


The Bystander Effect and a Civil Society

Our Disconnected Society You may be familiar with the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan: A man from the ancient city of Samaria sees another man lying in the road. Many people ignored the man and pass him by; but the Samaritan stops to help him. He followed The Golden... Read more →


Ethical Behavior During Covid-19

Doing Good By Being Good What’s missing from our society today is doing good things for others by being an ethical person. Take wearing a mask in public. This is a sign of a good person who cares about their fellow citizens and wears a mask to protect them. If... Read more →


Operation Varsity Blues Revisited

Analyzing Motives for Behavior What motivates a parent to bribe key people to get their kid admitted to a prestigious university? That is the ethical question of “Operation Varsity Blues.” In March 2019, the story broke of an alarming fraudulent scheme by parents to pay off middleman, William “Rick” Singer,... Read more →


COVID-19 Has Unmasked Trump's Shortcomings as President

Empathy and Compassion is Not His Thing If there is one conclusion we can draw from our experience with the COVID-19 pandemic it is that in President Trump has little empathy or compassion for others unless they support his position and his words 100%. He does not act in the... Read more →


Diversity of Thought Under Attack by the Cancel Culture

Is it right to do? How can we value diversity in society and in the workplace but not in thought? It would seem counter-intuitive. It does, however, demonstrate the divide in American society. It does illustrate the inability to discuss differences of opinion in a civil manner. It does show... Read more →


The Mask Debate: Personal Accountability

Self-Interested or Self-Destructive Behavior Social Contract Theory The guest blog below on the "mask debate" by AJ Fudge explains her perspective on the idea that we have responsibilities to each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes the social contract theory expressed in its modern form by Thomas Hobbes and... Read more →


The Ethics of Kindness

Kindness Breeds Civility We’ve heard it many times before. This person is kind. But, what do we mean by kindness and how can we tell if someone is kind? What are the characteristic traits of behavior? Kindness is generally thought of as the quality of being friendly, considerate and generous.... Read more →


Our Moral Responsibilities During COVID-19

The Ethics of Mask Wearing Now that several states with hot spots for the spread of COVID-19 have decided to undo the openings of restaurants, bars, and other gathering places, it’s a good time to examine the moral responsibilities of individual citizens and the general public in combating the spread... Read more →