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The Release of Bill Cosby: A Travesty of Justice or Basic Fairness?

Protecting the First Amendment and Due Process Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction for sexual assault against Andrea Constand was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on June 30. The release of Cosby from prison on a legal technicality brings into question whether our criminal justice system is working to protect the... Read more →


Famous People Victims of the Cancel Culture

Summing Up the Cancel Culture and Political Correctness When we think of the cancel culture what comes to mind right away is how social media is used to call someone out for their words or actions as offensive to a group. Those offended go on social media and start a... Read more →


Cancel Culture and Social Media

Denying Free Speech or an Expression of Capitalism? Yesterday I looked at the history of the cancel culture. In today's blog I examine how social media impacts the cancel culture. Social media posts reflect the historical movement from offline to online cancel culture including bullying behavior. When we think of... Read more →


Should Corporations Boycott Georgia for Passing a Voter ID Law?

The Ethics of Moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta There are at least four questionable parts of the new Georgia law establishing a voter ID requirement to vote in state and federal elections in the state. The most important of which is requiring an ID for voters using an absentee... Read more →


Reasons to Develop a Personal Ethics Statement

The Importance of Influencing Others Have you ever thought about sharing your core values and beliefs with others? You may want to use a personal ethics statement to let others know what you stand for. For example, it could be used as part of your job application process. A personal... Read more →


What is Blogging Ethics

Becoming an Influencer I’ve been blogging for about 15 years and have developed a code of ethics, taken in part from those who have been there, done that, and my own experiences. Given this relatively new way to communicate on social media, perhaps my observations will help others with similar... Read more →


Political Ethics is an Oxymoron

The Optics of CA Politicians Violating Their Own State’s Mandates is Not Good I was recently interviewed for my views on the ethics of California legislators attending a conference in Maui about The Independent Voter Project. The trip was for the annual conference and fundraiser for the non-profit. According to... Read more →


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 →


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 →


What Should Ethics Look Like During the Pandemic?

The Scope of Personal Responsibility It always intrigues me that the discussion of the coronavirus typically focuses on wearing masks because it is the responsible way to act and protect the public. No doubt, this is true. However, it misses out on many points about ethical behavior during the pandemic.... Read more →