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Ethics

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  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
  • Should BYU's Davies have been suspended?

    Brigham Young University recently suspended its star basketball center, Brandon Davies, for violating the college's strict Honor Code. Davies admitted to officials that he'd had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, an Arizona State University freshman....
  • Start the Presses: Brown-baggin' it

     Start the Presses: Brown-baggin' it
    On a strangely cool August day several years ago, I walked into a New York City classroom to begin my first day of classes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Inside that small, overheated room were a dozen other students, and the...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: What's in a salute?

    E pluribus unum is Latin and means “out of many, one.” The saying was originally the motto of the United States, but in 1956 Congress adopted “In God We Trust.” The earlier slogan was a fitting descriptor for the fledgling...
  • Six Crescenta Valley girls' water polo players receive All-CIF honors

    Six Crescenta Valley girls' water polo players receive All-CIF honors
    Though the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team came up short of winning the CIF Southern Section Division V championship for a second straight season, the Falcons still commanded plenty of attention when it came to the opponents trying to contain...
  • Gatto responds to warning letter

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political...
  • Start the Presses: Youth leaders and responsibility

    Start the Presses: Youth leaders and responsibility
    I woke up early Friday morning, my eyes blinking against the light and the sound of my alarm blaring in the predawn gloom. The balmy morning air gently woke me up as I made my way north to Glendale Community College. (As a side note, is this warm weather...
  • Closure and the death of bin Laden

    Q Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, was killed last week by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. He was shot to death in the raid and then buried at sea. President...
  • Start the Presses: Our job: Inform, analyze and agitate

    Journalism is a lot of things. Sometimes it's a simple reflection of reality. That is, a street is closed, an accident occurred, or a school had a graduation. In some cases, and by some practitioners, journalism is “news you can use”: How...
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • In Theory: Sage advice for today's graduates

    Q. It’s that time of year again, graduation season, when many of our youth are getting ready to leave the nest to live away from home for the first time in their lives. Do you have any words of wisdom for our college-bound graduates when it comes...