The real issue is about ethics and character, both much more essential in a secretary of state -- and president -- than how they handle emails.
I'm sure we can agree that no person wants to be devalued, unappreciated, mistrusted, disrespected, misunderstood or taken advantage of by others. It makes the exchange of gold or silver for furniture even more unresolved in my thinking.
If we have dreams it is now that we have to reach for them. If we love someone it is now that we have to tell them. If we want to make changes, now is the time. And I understood that the fear of losing security is never a reason not to reach for your dreams.
Michael Shermer thinks so. Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine, and has long been a strong advocate for science and rational thinking, since they are the best ways we have for understanding the way the world works.
The concept of humans as rational beings whose actions are driven primarily by logic and reason needs to go -- our cognitive resources are more limited than we think, and we take shortcuts through reasoning more often than we know.
The beauty of fashion objects often stand in harsh contrast to the ugliness of how they're made. And that ugliness is avidly avoided, intentionally hidden beneath layers of expensive marketing, or -- in the case of something like fur -- transformed into a transgressive indulgence.
Every tweet, interview, Facebook post and letter speaks to Kelly's willingness to not only pursue peace but to minister to other inmates, sharing hope and light from a place of internal resilience.
While I realize that Frank and Claire Underwood -- the scheming, ruthless, and fairly amoral couple at the center of the series -- hardly seem paragons of biblical virtue, hear me out.
We need more such incentives to prompt journalists, bloggers and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.
Strategic brand management is a well-advised and profitable route. If a brand can capture the hearts and minds of its hard-to-please consumers and, even better, harness a 'spirit of the times', it will benefit from commitment, passion and even advocacy.
Sincere humility and gratitude aren't qualities one normally associates with the entertainment industry. That's why I was bowled over during the closing segments of Saturday Night Live's recent 40th-anniversary broadcast.
Decisions individuals make cannot be necessarily managed by external factors; although, if ethical training helps individuals to understand and prepare for the internal factors that might be experienced while dealing with ethical dilemmas.
The death penalty is about many things -- retribution, punishment, anger, a misguided desire for some illusory "cosmic balancing" of the scales of justice. Yet it is most about imagination.
At first glance, House of Cards appears to only be a show about the political ascension of a ruthless couple, Frank and Claire Underwood. But there's more to this David Fincher-directed and Beau Willimon-scripted show than meets the eye.
The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Our wise ancestors who wrote the Bible immediately followed the giving of the 10 Commandments with an even more powerful ethically demanding portion called, Mishpatim in Hebrew.