Character Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

On Being Too Nice in Politics

Mitt Romney’s declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating — more for the responses than the op-ed itself.

The Full-Spectrum Corruption of Donald Trump

For decades, Republicans, and especially conservative Republicans, insisted that character counted in public life. All that has changed with Mr. Trump as president.

Imperial Me

In evaluating the character of others, the president has one standard, and one standard only: How loyal are you to Trump?

Appreciating John McCain

The Arizona senator’s character and service to his country embody American greatness.

Dr. James Davison Hunter and David Brooks at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

We need the serenity to accept the things that should be in the background. We need the courage to challenge the things that should be in the foreground. And we need the wisdom to know the difference.