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December 17, 1987
Michael K. Deaver's use of his intimate friendship with President and Nancy Reagan to make buckets of money was blatant and arrogant, a betrayal of trust. It violated an American tradition of public service that predates the American Constitution itself. And on Wednesday a federal jury convicted the former White House aide on three counts of lying about his big-time post-White House lobbying business. Deaver left the courthouse claiming that he did nothing wrong.
October 26, 1990
It must be nice to sit in an office in Marina del Rey pontificating about what's wrong with the world while engaging in sanctimonious hyperbole about the decay of an entire generation of American youth. Josephson does not even identify what his role as a harbinger of ethical platitudes is. Is he a parent, a teacher, a worker, a manager or a business leader? Or is he just a brow-beater of the first order, ready in theory but lacking in implementation? Perhaps Josephson ought to spend more time in the front lines of life acting as a role model for my misguided generation.
February 10, 2005
After Zan Dubin Scott's "Sweetie, Ready to Share That Inner Self?" (Jan. 27) about "Body Worlds" at the California Science Center, I thought I would take a look. While some of what was displayed had educational and scientific value, in particular in showing how bad habits are translated into diseases and ill health, it struck me there was a certain freak show aspect to the exhibition. Many of the flayed and filleted bodies that had been contorted in different positions -- Yoga Woman, Fencer Man, Skateboard Man, Ballerina, etc., had been posed after death to present a certain measure of entertainment value.
May 5, 1990 | Compiled by Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The city of Los Angeles and the state will place ethics reform measures before the voters in June. In both measures, future pay raises are attached to wide-ranging reforms. Locally, approval of the ethics reform package would include specific pay hikes. If the state measure is approved, a seven-member commission would be appointed by the governor to determine lawmakers' salaries. Here are the major components of each measure: Los Angeles Proposition H: A.
November 26, 2003 | TIM RUTTEN
One of the sly conceits of columns like this is to participate in the media frenzy of the moment by decrying it. That admission is required because this column is about Michael Jackson -- or, more defensibly, about the way in which new forms of journalism deployed to cover sensational stories involving celebrities may challenge some of the mainstream media's hardest-won ethical norms.
June 21, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael S. Dukakis charged Monday that the Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in Washington that is "contemptuous about public service" and therefore prone to abuse the public trust.
March 24, 2003 | Linda Reid Chassiakos, Special to The Times
Our faces were as white as our coats. It was, after all, the first time we'd be stepping from the classroom to the hospital room to examine our first real patients. We had practiced most aspects of the physical examination on each other in class, looking in each other's ears, noses and throats, and taking each other's vital signs. We had even drawn our classmates' blood, our hands trembling as we guided the sharp needles toward the moving target of rolling veins.
When Jerry Brady launched his bid for Idaho governor, word of his candidacy landed with a thud in the pages of his hometown paper, the Post Register. "We like and admire Brady, but we wish he weren't a candidate," wrote opinion editor Marty Trillhaase. It wasn't that Brady is a Democrat in the most conservative part of this deeply conservative state. Nor the fact that Brady and Trillhaase disagree over abortion.
September 22, 2006 | David C. Nichols, Lynne Heffley, Philip Brandes
Profound moral dilemmas underscore George Tabori's provocative plays, for all their lancing purpose. Few conundrums have more difficult contours than those posed by "The Cannibals" at the Edison Theatre in Long Beach. Tabori's stark treatise on the ethics of survival amid the insanity of Auschwitz receives an impressive staging by California Repertory Company.
May 22, 2010 | By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
Politicians weren't getting rich off "secondary market" stock option sales and limited partnerships in secretive hedge funds when California voters approved some of the country's most comprehensive ethics rules. Those things didn't exist in 1974. Now, however, the state's ethics and financial disclosure rules are showing their age. Government reform advocates and other experts say the rules are failing in their goal of informing voters about potential conflicts that wealthy candidates may face.
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