MADISON, Wis. — A new non-partisan, nonprofit political group is hoping to improve ethics in Wisconsin politics. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that LeaderEthics-Wisconsin is committed to ensuring political leaders at the statewide and national levels are handling issues in an ethical way. The organization recently held an event where former state lawmakers discussed their experiences with ethics in politics. The group began earlier this year in La Crosse and hopes to start local chapters across the state. People would pay $25 annually to be a member. They would receive a monthly newsletter with examples of good and bad ethical leadership in politics. Lee Rasch is the organization's founder and executive director. He says he's meeting with people in the Madison area in October with the hope of starting a second chapter. … [Read more...] about New Wisconsin nonprofit emphasizes ethics in politics
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By Ann Skeet | PUBLISHED: August 29, 2018 at 6:45 am | UPDATED: August 29, 2018 at 6:48 am One of the strongest modern exemplifications of moral leadership is the life of Sen. John McCain. Not perfect, but principled, humble enough to admit mistakes, wise enough to learn from them, McCain demonstrated how a strong character strengthened the impact he has had in the United States Senate. Character and values are the cornerstones any of us bring to moments in our lives when we lead others and ourselves, as we all do. Even someone noted for inconsistencies, as McCain was, can deepen his influence by balancing imperfections with humility, accepting responsibility for mistakes and reliably serving others before himself. He did this when he refused to receive special treatment and go home before other POWs captured ahead of him in the Vietnam War, and he did this every time he put the institution of Congress ahead of partisan interests. Recently, we have other … [Read more...] about Opinion: John McCain practiced a life of ethical leadership
May 17, 6:43 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 05/17/18 AT 6:42 AM “A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness, and demand our pursuit of America's future be fact-based,” Rex Tillerson said during a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.Tillerson warned of a "growing crisis in ethics and integrity" reflected upon American democracy.While warning the graduates about an integrity crisis threatening the country, he said that when citizens go wobbly on truth in the most trivial matters, they go wobbly on America.“If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both public and private sector … [Read more...] about Rex Tillerson Warns Of Ethical And Integrity Crisis, Risks To US Democracy
Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post Published 2:30 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 James Comey has written the Washington Book of the Moment, but he clearly does not want "A Higher Loyalty" to simply be one more Washington book of the moment. This is no "Game Change" or, God forbid, "Fire and Fury," insider tales gauged by the scores they settle, nuggets they unearth and screenplays they elicit. One look at its austere cover and ponderous subtitle and you know this is meant as a lasting, highbrow work - a big-think story of values and institutions clashing with tribalism and self-interest in Washington. Running through the book, a sort of geek chorus, is Comey's doctrine of "ethical leadership," an often preachy and sometimes profound collection of principles that he believes should govern those who govern. "A Higher Loyalty" is the brand extension of James Comey: the upright citizen turned philosopher, the lawman as thought leader. "Values - like truth, integrity, and … [Read more...] about In his new book, Comey calls for ‘ethical leadership’ but does he live up to it?
Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters' questions during a briefing at the White House last year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters' questions during a briefing at the White House last year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota went on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday and defended embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. "We'll nitpick little things," Rounds said. "He has too many people on his security detail. It may add up to more than what the previous guy did. ... We said we had to have regulatory reform. We've got it. Scott Pruitt is a big part of that. He's executing what the president wants him to execute." On a host of issues, Republicans seem to be struggling with how to respond in … [Read more...] about Government Ethics Officials Raise Red Flags On Scott Pruitt