scandal Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center
The tale of Stormy Daniels and its failure to arouse the public’s indignation against President Trump might seem to give hope that eventually the public will tire of the media’s scandal culture. But even if scandal fatigue should set in, its obverse, which is government by virtue-signaling, has never been stronger.
A Little Too Much Reality in the Trump Reality Show
President Trump vehemently denies accusations of groping and affairs, but this week it seems that the elaborate and expensive efforts he has undertaken to conceal his behavior are unraveling a bit.
Putting Down the Big Dog
The moral panic over celebrity male sexual misbehavior that has raged through the media since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October seems to be part of the on-going progressive effort to bring about the eviction of President Trump from the executive mansion.
I Alone Can Fix
Twitter is just a tool. With or without it, President Trump’s conduct would be disordered and self-sabotaging.
A Wilderness of Mirrors
Surely it cannot be quite coincidental that the two Republican presidents most disliked by the media on their election day have also been the two most (to use the media cliché) “scandal-plagued” presidents of all time.
Why Do They Hate Hillary Clinton?
It’s worth recalling how Hillary Clinton earned her miserable reputation. It was the flagrant and prodigious lies. She has arguably abused power, enriched herself and her family with blatant influence selling, and betrayed an arrogant disregard for the normal rules.
Is Hillary Clinton Finished?
With the FBI driving the extraordinary investigation into her private email server, things may get a whole lot less pretty for Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton’s Tangle of Corruption
The Clinton Foundation’s sordid fundraising reinforces the impression that Mrs. Clinton is a tangle of corruption, dishonest and untrustworthy, and playing by rules that apply to her and her husband but not to others.
Hillary Clinton’s Poor Judgment
A recent email scandal is only the latest chapter in Hillary Clinton’s long history of flawed judgment at the executive level.