The Paterno Effect -- the soft-minded notion that bystanders are anything less than culpable for crimes they know about -- is an ethical dinosaur that must die.
Poor Gloria Cain. Now that her husband's bid for the Republican nomination is all but sunk, she's being dragged into the spotlight to do the dirtiest political wife work: defending the dawg who allegedly cheated on her, selling him to the voting public using her word as collateral.
Online dating has become institutionalized lying. Even in casual socializing, the devil of deception has too free reign in the all-too-anonymous details. This is bad for self-confidence, bad for love and worst for our need for human connection without avatars, screen names or clicking mouses.
The laughable display of Republican piety at Saturday afternoon's 13th GOP candidacy debate in Des Moines was enough to make a Christian sick.
Our society operates on the unspoken principle that biology is destiny. We tell ourselves that men just can't help it. We convince ourselves that the dominant male hormone is to be blamed -- not men themselves.