If journalists, pundits and prominent public figures hadn’t been so committed to avoiding and suppressing any criticism of Obama’s bumbling Presidency for the past eight years, we might not have come to this point.
I may have to start a new category called “Ethical Quotes About Donald Trump.”
The death penalty is too important an issue to be discussed in such an inept, ignorant and unintelligent manner. Cohen’s post is a disgrace.
Caught red-handed in unethical conduct, the right, honest, courageous and yes, practical thing to do is to admit wrongdoing, eschew excuses, acknowledge fault, express contrition, and resolve not to behave in a similar manner again. Unfortunately, this is difficult for many people, especially, it seems, those in the public eye.
Lying is unethical, and it doesn’t have to be illegal to be terribly damaging. Lying orchestrated by the leader of a nation and his closest aides should never be dismissed as trivial because it isn’t illegal. Richard Cohen should understand that, and why he doesn’t, but instead joins the ranks of those trying to minimize the lie, is both perplexing and disappointing.
Richard Cohen shows how it’s done.
Richard Cohen, Washington Post columnist, challenges the isolationist voices on the left and the right that make up a large component, if not the majority, of our elected leadership today. His reference point: Nazi Germany.
Michael Cohen is a lousy lawyer, and probably would have been no matter what law school he graduated from. Thomas M. Cooley Law School may be a lousy law school, but law schools can only do so much with mediocre, unethical students, and the smart, ethical ones will excel no matter where they go to school.
I’m trying to recall if I have ever lost respect for so many people—professionals, journalists, elected officials, colleagues and associates— over their unethical conduct and statements over a single issue. This is all so futile, so infantile, so intellectually tortured, so undemocratic, so un-American, so destructive and so wrong.
If there is a silver lining to the President’s Syrian Ethics Train Wreck, it is that it has provoked some perceptive writing and debate on the topics of leadership, character, and America’s role in the world.