If the long Presidents Day weekend took you hither and yon and away from ethical dilemmas and controversies, welcome back! Here is what went on here in a lively three days:
- Many visitors, including me, reacquainted themselves with last year’s collection of presidential wisdom on ethics.
- This Presidents Day, I highlighted the ethical instincts of the most ethical President of them all.
- The controversy of the weekend involved ESPN suspending an anchor for “racial insensitivity” who innocently used a fine, old idiom in an appropriate context.
- This, naturally, demanded a return to Niggardly Principles I and II.
- Meanwhile, in Denver, we learned that new organizations use their power and connections to suppress unflattering news when it involves their employees.
- Did you know that throwing the knuckleball can make you more ethical? It worked for Tim Wakefield.
- Paul McCartney set new marks in ethics incoherence with his explanation of why he was quitting pot.
- Early candidate for worst son of the year: a Connecticut man sent his mother an eviction notice on her 98th birthday!
- As they buried Whitney Houston, some objected to the flag being flown half-staff for her in New Jersey.