Category Archives: Ethics

Will There Be A Balm In Gilead To Heal The Sin-Sick Soul?

This seems more important than it did last year: (from here) These excerpts from a speech Martin Luther King gave to striking sanitation workers in Memphis seems appropriate for the political moment. The speech: My dear friends, my dear friend … Continue reading

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Focus On Whether Perpetrators Repent, Not If Victims Forgive

The Washington Post ran a recent story that set my teeth on edge, “He was assaulted and called un-American at a Trump rally. Can he forgive the man who did it?” This is an awful story. The issue isn’t whether … Continue reading

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Ethics And Publication

Recently, Drugmonkey noted the following: If the lab head tells the trainees or techs that a specific experimental outcome* must be generated by them, this is scientific misconduct. Which brings us to this NYT article (boldface mine): The bee findings … Continue reading

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House Republicans To Eliminate Any Meaningful Ethics Oversight

Yesterday, the Republican House Caucus voted to eliminate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (‘OCE’) and replace it with an “Office of Congressional Complaint Review” under the control of the House Ethics committee. This is really bad as it essentially … Continue reading

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Meet The New Silicon Valley Boss, Same As The Old Economy One

In times of crisis, you learn what people are really made of (boldface mine): I’m still coming to terms with seeing Sheryl “Lean In” Sandberg sitting behind her bottle of Trump water, an arms’ reach from a guy who boasted … Continue reading

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Of Course The Clinton Camp Is Sending Out Feelers to Kissinger–They’re Friends

Charles Pierce, on hearing that the Clinton campaign is trying to get an endorsement from none other than Henry Fucking Kissinger (boldface mine): If Hillary Clinton actively seeks, or publicly accepts, the endorsement of Henry Kissinger, I will vote for … Continue reading

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Chomsky Has Become A Capitalist Stooge!

I kid, but this is something anyone thinking about voting Green or sitting out the presidential election should read (boldface mine): 1) Voting should not be viewed as a form of personal self-expression or moral judgement directed in retaliation towards … Continue reading

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