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In May 2012, Harvard forced dozens of students in a Government class to leave in its largest cheating scandal in memory, but the institution would not address assertions that the blame rested partly with a professor and his teaching assistants. The issue is whether cheating is...

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “No person shall be deprived…of property without due process of law.” The Amendment includes a provision known as the “Takings Clause,” which states that private property [shall not] be taken for public use, without “just com...

It’s time to shake things up in our attempt to teach ethics to college students. The old ways do not work well. The days of lecturing ad nauseam about the philosophy of ethics is gone. Let’s face it. Students don’t relate to Kant, Rawls and Bentham, not to mention Plato and Ari...

What Should Be Done About Congressional Sexual Harassers?

Last week it was reported that taxpayers have paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace abuses. There is no reason for these payments to come from taxpaye...

The University of California’s recent decision to establish The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C. illustrates all that is wrong with academe today. The typical answer of a university to a perceived problem, in this case First Amendment fre...

November 8, 2016

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 when Dona...

October 20, 2016

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 vie...

October 18, 2016

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...

October 13, 2016

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 n...

October 6, 2016

Debunking Trump’s Claim that Using the Tax Code to His Advantage Makes Him the Only Person to Reform It

Donald Trump reported a $916 million “net operating loss” on his 1995 taxes that allows him to deduct those losses against future taxable income for 15 years. This means throu...

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