Monthly Archives: February 2018

VA Secretary and His Wimbledon Excursion

The Inspector General came out with his report on Veteran Administration Secretary David Shulkin’s July trip to Europe. You can read the full report here: https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-17-05909-106.pdf. Herewith, some highlights: 1. Less than two weeks before the 11-day trip began, the … Continue reading

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ICE Lawyer is Charged with Identity Theft

Now there’s a headline that is a tad disconcerting. New York Times, February 15, 2018, p. A21. Raphael A. Sanchez, the top lawyer for immigration in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Seattle was charged with wire fraud … Continue reading

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“Greed is a growth industry, and it always will be.”

from the late Melvyn Weiss, a plaintiff’s lawyer whose firm (Milberg Weiss) recovered an estimated $20 billion in damages for corporate fraud for shareholders. Ironically, Mr. Weiss ended up in federal prison for 30 months for funneling money to investors … Continue reading

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The Ethicist’s Analysis of Cheating

A middle-school young ‘un wrote into The New York Times“The Ethicist” column (Sunday, February 11, 2018), which appears courtesy of Kwame Anthony Appaiah. This poor little soul had witnessed friends cheating on a test when the teacher left the room. … Continue reading

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The Health Curse: Conflicts and Ethics

Tom Price was replaced as Health and Human Services(HHS)secretary after news reports of his ownership of health-care related stocks surfaced. Conflicts, conflicts. Mr. Price was replaced by now secretary Alex Azar. Poor Mr. Azar had to show Brenda Fitzgerald, the … Continue reading

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Feds Order Wells Fargo to Get 4 New Board Members

Despite the fact that Wells had already shuffled its board once, the Federal Reserve is now requiring Wells Fargo to remove at least four of its current directors. The Feds’ concern? Eight of the current directors were on the board … Continue reading

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If the Patriots Are on the Field, You Can Bet Something Shady, Gray-Areaish, or Slick Is Going On

There was a revealing, and, as yet, unnoticed moment in yesterday’s Super Bowl game, that was most revealing about the character of Tom Brady. The Barometer’s husband and son began hooting during the fourth quarter about the play that resulted … Continue reading

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