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America Has Returned to the Wild West

Can Anything Be Done to Stem the Rising Tide of Gun Violence? It is alarming how so many senseless murders have occurred in the U.S. just in 2022. The country has returned to its earlier days when the idea of a wild west ruled the day. The Wild West was... Read more →


Causes and Solutions to Gun Violence in America

Why is America Such a Violent Country? The number of senseless murders that have occurred in the U.S. in 2022 is alarming, several of which have occurred in November alone. We need to recognize that the country has now returned to the days of the “Wild West” that began after... Read more →


America Has Lost Its Moral Compass

There Are No Consequences for Bad Behavior It is no surprise to me that a record-high 50% of Americans rate the overall state of moral values in the U.S. as "poor," and another 37% say it is "only fair." Just 1% think the state of moral values is "excellent" and... Read more →


Virtues and Values Enhance Ethical Behavior

A Framework for Judging Right from Wrong I am a big supporter of teaching virtues and values to both college students and professionals. The reason is they lay a foundation for ethical behavior. In this blog I will explain why. Moral Values Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that govern... Read more →


'Smash-and-Grab' the Latest Sign of a Decline of Civility in America

As Usual, California is on the Leading Edge but This Time it’s Falling of the Cliff I've been out of touch for awhile because of unexpected surgery. I'm on the mend and glad to be blogging again about compelling ethics issues, none of which is more important than the rising... Read more →


Does Hunter Biden’s Sale of Artwork Create a Conflict of Interests for the President?

The Optics Are Not Good: Appearances Matter Hunter Biden has a right to have an art show and sell his paintings. He’s not working in the Biden administration, so the questions raised about Hunter’s private dealings are different than the dealings of Donald Trump’s kids when he was President because... Read more →


Can Employer’s Require Employees to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

What’s in it for Employees, Employers, and Society in General? The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. The vaccine, developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, is the first COVID-19 vaccine... Read more →


Decline in Moral Values in the U.S. Caused by the Political Divide

Closing the Moral Value Gap Between Republican and Democrats I have previously blogged about the results of a poll by Gallup released on June 24, 2021, that found nearly half of Americans believe the nation’s moral values are in poor condition, and a significantly higher percentage predict those standards are... Read more →


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 →