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Ethical conflicts in government: danger or distraction?

Bill Coffin | February 13, 2017

It’s been an interesting time in Washington, and a grueling time if you are already sick to death—as many are—of hearing about politics. After following a deeply divisive and contentious election, the Trump administration has had an eventful few weeks following the Inauguration, with multiple executive orders, legal challenges, public protests, Twitter storms, and more.

Recently, I was contacted by a concerned reader who wrote me a wonderful letter about one of my past editorials. I had referred to President Trump simply as “Trump,” and the writer expressed concern that perhaps Compliance Week was veering into the political space, or worse: it’s editor in chief was going to get up on a political soapbox and stay there.

These are all valid concerns. I have been in been in business publishing for almost 24 years. In that time, if I have learned anything, it is that your readers really don’t want to hear about your personal political views. The glory of business... To get the full story, subscribe now.