Tag: Ethics

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Blue State Blues: The Media Suddenly Discover Presidential Ethics

It is gratifying to watch the media suddenly discover such concepts as the independence of the judiciary, conflicts of interest, and press freedom. For the eight years of President Barack Obama’s tenure, the media treated conservatives who raised those concerns as racists, or cranks, or both.

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Investigated for Bribing CIA Officers

Production of the film Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicled the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the Navy SEAL raid that killed him in 2011, has long been controversial. Now a Zero Dark Thirty controversy is being brought to light by newly-released documents: the filmmakers were nearly prosecuted for bribing some of the CIA officials with whom they worked.

Gaming Press Fail: Daily Beast Claims E3 Heroines Prove GamerGate Is Dead

Alec Kubas-Meyer wrote an article titled “Gamergate Fail: The Rise of Ass-Kicking Women in Video Games” on Tuesday at The Daily Beast proclaiming that the prominence of games starring women at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), the biggest gaming event of the year, was proof of the gaming industry striking back at the GamerGate movement.

Chinese Scientists Modify Embryos as Scientists Lash Out

Chinese scientists genetically modified human embryos for the first time in history, receiving backlash from the international community. Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, and his group clarified that they used non-viable embryos for their experiment.

Genome-Altering Scientific Breakthrough Ignites Ethics Debate

In what is being dubbed “the most important new genetic engineering technique since the beginning of the biotechnology age in the 1970s,” scientists have made an enormous breakthrough in editing human genetic material. The possibilities of the technology are so vast that scientists themselves are already calling for ethical discussion and restraint.

Texas Bar Alleges Prosecutorial Misconduct in Case of Man Executed in 2004

The State Bar of Texas has filed a formal accusation of misconduct against John H. Jackson, the former Navarro County Assistant District Attorney who convicted Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in February 2004 for the arson murder of his three young daughters. The Bar had been investigating Jackson for months, and he is accused of obstruction of justice, making false statements and concealing evidence favorable to Willingham’s defense. Pursuant to the disciplinary petition filed by the Texas Bar, Jackson has fifty days from the date of service of the petition to respond.

Texas Governor Moves Forward on Emergency Legislation

Texas Governor Greg Abbott moved forward with his priority legislation items by declaring five issues to be “emergency items.” The emergency designation allows the Texas Legislature to act on the items within the first sixty days of the session which