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11:28 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

The Ethics Professors: Ethics Between Nations

President Barack Obama meets with Members of Congress to discuss Syria in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 3, 2013.
Credit Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

What if Congress turns down President Obama’s request for authorization to attack Syria? And what if the president proceeds anyway -- even though the American people are saying in polls that they oppose such a move? 

How ethical would that be?

Some might say that when it comes to matters of life and death, an American president ought to have the backing of Congress or the American people.

Then there’s this looming question of whether the U.S. and other nations should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The reason? Russia’s anti-gay laws.

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10:53 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Missouri Secretary Of State Advocates For Ethics Changes

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is the nation's youngest statewide elected official.
Credit Missouri Secretary of State's Office

The campaign money's flowing in Missouri. Or could you say "gushing?"

On Thursday June 27, Attorney General Chris Koster, an early favorite to become the next governor of Missouri, picked up $25,000 from a Kansas City law firm and $12,500 more from an eastern Missouri labor union.

The day before, state Auditor Tom Schweich picked up $10,000 from a St. Louis area business owner.

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2:43 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Council Extends Red Light Cameras, Delays Ethics Code Vote

The full Kansas City city council followed through on plans to extend the red-light camera program for another five years Thursday, but a vote on a new city ethics code will wait till next week.

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10:15 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Missouri Democrats Look To Restore Campaign Contribution Caps

Democratic Representative Kevin McManus

House Democrats say they’ll again try to get campaign contribution limits restored in Missouri when next year’s regular legislative session begins. 

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12:55 am
Mon May 21, 2012

The Ethics Professors: Exercising Moral Conscience In The Workplace

Pharmacists who cannot reconcile dispensing legally available abortion drugs with their moral beliefs.  A justice of the peace refusing to marry an interracial couple on grounds of conscience.  These are examples of personal principles conflicting with professional duties.

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1:32 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri Politics: Hiding Big Donations Is Easy And Legal

Missouri is the only state where someone could donate $1 million to a political campaign, cover it up, and not have broken the law. It is one of only four states that have no limits on campaign contributions.

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