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Dan Savage’s Curse on Rick Santorum: Funny! But Wrong.

When powerful people use their power irresponsibly, as Santorum has done in his anti-gay efforts, those whom they offend and injure tend to care less about fairness than they do about getting even. That’s what Dan Savage’s website is all about, and it’s natural that we be sympathetic, admiring, and amused, because what he did was understandable, ingenious, and funny. Continue reading

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Ethics Dunces: Bitter, Spoilsport, Fuddy-Duddy Republicans and Conservatives

Boy, they are stupid sometimes. Continue reading

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Incompetent Elected Official Of The Month: Maricopa, Arizona Vice-Mayor Ed Farrell

You can’t fix stupid. Continue reading

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The News Media’s Self-Degradation Continues: The Unethical Sliming of Chris Christie

Thus it was that a completely self-serving, borderline unethical letter seeking financial benefits for his client sent by the lawyer of the former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge was turned into a “bombshell” yesterday and this morning, with headlines and breathless talking head claims that are completely, utterly, irresponsible, dishonest, misleading, unfair and wrong. Continue reading

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A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” Suspension: Reality Show Ethics And Political Correctness

Most reality shows are swill, but the swill’s chef should be its defender, and not join the chorus of critics out of rank cowardice, to the detriment of free expression. Continue reading

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An Inclusive “I Do! I Do!” for A Post-DOMA U.S.

I won’t claim that I devised this version of “I Do! I Do!” for primarily ethical reasons: I just thought it was the best way to present the show in 2013, and felt that if it was successful, this concept would take the musical out of the musty fogey category and give it renewed popularity and marketability. Still, this is one example of how art helps smooth over cultural disputes over right and wrong, and can be a factor in helping the public accept shifts in ethical standards. Continue reading

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“Legally Blonde” Life Lessons at Loveland High

And all the kids wanted to do was sing and dance for their friends, and feel like Broadway stars for a weekend. Continue reading

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Just Stop It—You’re Embarrassing Yourselves

Idiots don’t teach us anything. Continue reading

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A Directory of Answers For the “Instalanche” on “Funny! But Wrong: The “Harry Reid Is A Pederast” Rumor”

A directory of the most common comments from the current Instalanche, and my answers to them. Continue reading

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Ethics Dunce: Redstate Blogger Moe Lane

Moe Lane thinks it’s ethical to be unethical, and calls others hypocrites while he’s being hypocritical. In other words, a typical ideological blogger. Continue reading

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