Political ethics Feed

The Lost Art of Morality in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton

Get Out and Hold Your Nose, and then Vote! Here’s the good news. Our long national nightmare is over tomorrow. Tomorrow I can wash off the muck of the presidential campaign and go back to watching true reality TV rather than the one which has played out since June 2015... Read more →

The Role of the Media in Politics

Responsible Behavior Shoved Aside for Biased Reporting The media has been referred to as “The Fourth Estate” with the important function of being the news media – “the press” – and serving as the eyes and ears of the public. The traditional print and media reporting has been viewed over... Read more →

Civility Run Among in American Politics

Private versus Public Positions of Candidates Raise Questions About Their Commitment to Honesty and Transparency I have criticized Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for their lack of character. Both seem to have only a passing acquaintance with the truth and integrity. They seem to have a different public persona than... Read more →

Why Character Counts in the Next President

Trump and Clinton have discarded their Moral Compass -- if they ever had one I can’t recall a presidential election when the two candidates fell so short of being an ethical person. On the one hand we have Donald Trump who has made crude remarks about others and seemingly has... Read more →

Who Lost the First Presidential Debate?

Analyzing Truthfulness and Integrity of Clinton and Trump The American people lost the first debate. Is this the best we can do? Clearly, the cream does not rise to the top when it comes to the candidates who are running for President of the U.S. Presidential Debate Watching the debate... Read more →

Why Americans Distrust Politicians

Don’t Believe Anything They Say or Do In my last blog I addressed why “political ethics” is an oxymoron so I found it informative and confirmatory to watch the candidates and their surrogates the past two Sundays on the morning talk shows. Interviews with Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and... Read more →

Political Ethics is an Oxymoron

Public Policy Must Be Guided by Ethical Principles The International Encyclopedia of Ethics defines “political ethics” as the practice of making moral judgments about political action, and the study of that practice. As a field of study, it is divided into two branches: the ethics of process and the ethics... Read more →

What is the Value of Free Speech on College Campuses?

Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far? Universities are learning communities that should value and protect students’ First Amendment right to exercise free speech. As students return to their colleges and universities for the new academic year, it is a good time to reflect on the recent free speech movement on... Read more →