Tag: political scandal

Humility and Values the Missing Link in Politics Today

Commentary Half a century ago, a parliamentary sex scandal was averted when a quick-thinking MP rose to his feet and asked, “is there a member of this House who hasn’t at some time lusted after a woman other than his own wife?” That did the trick. The self-righteous fire went out of the debate, and…


Who Gets to Decide What Is a Scandal and What Isn’t?

Commentary “Trump’s Scandals Are Never Done,” wrote David A. Graham for The Atlantic last weekend. Well, he ought to know. Like most members of the progressive media, that is, he likes to pretend that “Trump’s scandals” are wholly owned by the former president (hence the possessive) and more or less fortuitously stumbled upon by the…


Sanity as a Sense of Due Proportion

Commentary You may remember that, way back in January, I remarked on the then-exciting British scandal known as “Cake-gate.” Boris Johnson, the Conservative prime minister, was said to have attended a garden party for staff at Number 10 Downing Street in honor of his birthday—and possibly even consumed a bit of birthday cake—during lockdown when…


John Gomery, Judge Who Led Inquiry Exposing Quebec Sponsorship Scandal, Dies at 88

MONTREAL—John Gomery, the judge who led a public inquiry into a scandal that led to the defeat of the Liberals in the 2006 federal election, has died at age 88. His daughter confirmed his death to The Canadian Press today. Gomery was a Quebec Superior Court justice when he was named to head an inquiry…